Omics! Omics! blogger Keith Robison waxes sentimental in this post about his long history of using Perl to program mostly graphical interface tools. Starting out with Perl 4, moving his way through Java, Perl 5, and now, to keep up with industry trends, Python and C#, he talks about the pluses and minuses of each language as they pertain to bioinformatics.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.