It was only two weeks ago that Affymetrix probe sequences emerged from secrecy, yet now they seem to have lost their public inhibitions entirely: The complete probe sequences are now being integrated into two prominent data repositories, the University of California, Santa Cruz “golden path” assembly of the human genome, and the European Bioinformatics Institute’s new ArrayExpress expression database, which EBI unveiled just prior to this week’s Microarray Gene Expression Database working group (MGED) meeting in Boston.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.