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Oil giant BP will fund metagenomics research at Nova Southeastern University to determine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microbes and sponges in the Gulf of Mexico. The $10 million project will include DNA and microbial analyses to measure the spill's impact on marine sponge and microbe communities, as well as fish and coral communities.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.