A Big Freeze

At The Scientist Bob Grant looks into whether US President Obama’s three-year spending freeze will affect science funding. "Science advocates are concerned that Obama's funding freeze may spell the steep budgetary drop-off in the next fiscal year that many dread," Grant writes.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.