Steinn Sigurðsson at Dynamics of Cats says that with tomorrow's release of the National Research Council's "Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs," the past will serve as the report's "prologue." Since its last rankings, published in 1995, the NRC has changed its scoring approach.
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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.