A Faux Shortage?

Is there a shortage of scientists and engineers?

IQ Testing at Birth?

UK scientists suggest that testing for a genetic mutation and thyroid levels could target kids at risk for low IQ.

Sequencing Success Story

Clinical sequencing and social media aid in the discovery of a new genetic disease.

Academic Entrepreneurs

A scientist and spinoff founder says academics need not choose between academy and business.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: metabolmic markers for preeclampsia risk, creating and enlarging nanopores.

DNA Mugshots

A research team says their facial modelling methods could be used to create DNA-based 'mugshots'.

Psychiatric Genetics 'Exploding'

The discovery of scores of variations associated with mental disorders spurs hope, but their clinical use is a ways away.

Encouraging Development

The National Human Genome Research Institute helped spur genome sequencing technology developments through a grant program.

Inclusive, and Better, Science

The diversity of a scientific team is associated with higher citation rate, NPR reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: mitotic cells inhibit double-strand break repair to prevent fusions, mass spec for ancient proteins, and more.

A Bit Here and There

UK Chancellor George Osborne unveils a handful of science and technology initiatives.

Back Home

Sequencing of mitochondrial DNA from fossil dung indicates bighorn sheep lived on an island long before they were introduced there in 1975.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: complexity of the fruit fly transcriptome, and more.