Welcome to the Blogosphere


It is a problem nearly as old as the written word: Given a text that is found useful or enjoyable, how does one find others like it? In the days of Gutenberg, the limited number of authors and slow process of producing texts mitigated the problem, but in the modern age the problem simply grows exponentially.

Blogs are websites consisting of a series of written posts by one or more authors. Their general tone can range from personal diaries to online columns to running journal clubs and, in most, readers are encouraged to comment on the entries.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.