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Getting to Know Moedas

The European Parliament asks the nominee for the commission's science and research post some questions.

Another Branch

Researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genome of a 2,330-year-old man from southern Africa.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: evolution of mutualism, possible syncytin role in placental formation, and more.

The War Within

University of California, Santa Cruz, researchers examine the "evolutionary arms race" between the host genome and retrotransposons.

Survival Extension

A study finds that Roche's Perjeta could extend patients' lives, the New York Times reports.

The Vulnerabilities

Genome editing could be used to combat diseases like HIV and sickle cell anemia, the Broad's Feng Zhang says.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: population structure and ancestry profiles of people in South America and Mexico, microRNAs involved in Kaposi's sarcoma, and more.

Pivoting to the Clinic

Illumina's deSouza sees sequencing continuing to grow as the genome moves into the clinic.

Replication, Replication

Few randomized clinical trials are re-analyzed by independent researchers, a study finds.

When the Grant Money Goes Poof

US National Institutes of Health funding goes through periods of highs and lows.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: epigenetic patterns involved in blood and immune system development, and more.

'Not a Panacea'

People have to be careful when relying on both whole-genome sequencing and big data, says Nobel laureate Walter Gilbert.

Nobel Betting Begins

Thomson Reuters presents its annual predictions of who might take home the Nobel Prize.