A study showing that black National Institutes of Health grant applicants are 10 percentage points less likely than white applicants to win funding made waves among the research community when it was published in Science last week. In the time since, several bloggers have voiced opinions on the issue.

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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.