This Week in Science

In Science this week: origin of de novo genes, transmissible canine tumor genomes, and more.

Retiring Parts of Science

Edge asks what scientific concepts have outlived their usefulness.

DNA Test Unravels Titanic Claim

A DNA test finds that a woman was not a Titanic survivor.

Another Way to Spread the Funds

Informatics researchers propose an alternative to peer review for funding science.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genetic mutations linked to schizophrenia, and more.

Peek into the Process

A series of articles in JAMA looks at the US Food and Drug Administration's approval process.

We Got it to Work...

How reproducible are research results?

FDA'S DTC Task

Is the FDA "anti-genetics," or just wading into new territory on consumer genomics?

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: computational pipeline that predicts functional cancer genes, phylogenetic model for assessing duplications in cancer, and more.

Shall I Compare Thee to Pythagoras' Theorem

A contributor at Scientific American argues that researchers also need a grounding in the liberal arts.

The Mysterious X

Carl Zimmer looks into what's known about the X chromosome.

And Signed

The US spending bill has been signed, funding the federal government through September.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: predicting cancer propensity, tracking yeast mutations, and more.