Maybe? Then Again, Maybe Not

A researcher says he may haven gotten the STAP protocol to work, but skepticism remains.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: gene editing of disease mutation in mice, lipid catabolism genes in modern Europeans and Neanderthals, and more.

On the Board

Pittsburgh researchers highlight conflict of interest held by academic medical center leaders who serve on drug company board of directors.

Visa Lottery

The US is accepting skilled worker visa applications this week, to high demand.

This Week in Genome Research

In Genome Research this week: method to identify genetic relationships while preserving privacy, positive selection in human evolution, and more.

Riken Panel Reports on Stem Cell Papers

A Riken panel finds evidence of misconduct in the STAP stem cell papers.

Open Access UK

The UK moves forward on open-access requirements for university funding.

The BRCA Search

Mary-Claire King speaks with NPR about the search for a breast cancer-related gene and how being left alone helped the process.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mutagenic insertion of retroviruses, Permian extinction, more.

Sarcasm of Science

Lawmakers from the US House of Representatives science panel took a mocking approach to their meeting with the presidential science advisor.

Big Data Grows Up?

Recent issues with big data projects are the "birthing pains" of the field, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Disease Mutation Targeted

Researchers use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to correct a disease mutation in a mouse model.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: cattle history and domestication patterns, GoMAP for pathogen surveillance, and more.