Blogger Pedro Beltrao at Public Rambling posts about protein evolution, specifically what determines the rate of evolution. He shows how bioinformatics is helping to tackle some of the harder problems, and cites several great papers that give an overall picture of translational robustness being the main driving force shaping protein evolutionary rates.

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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.