Over at The New York Times' Economix blog, Motoko Rich discusses what she calls "the rising value of a science degree," in light of a new report out of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.
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In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.
The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.
A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.