In Science, actor Alan Alda recounts having asked a teacher what a flame is, and the answer — "It's oxidation" — disappointing him. "It's just giving it another name," Alda tells The New York Times.
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In Genome Research this week: multiplex genotyping of germline and somatic short tandem repeats, graph-based regularization, and more.
A lack of funding may lead more than two dozen research facilities in Australia to shut down in three months.
Researchers report that paternally inherited genes are more likely to be expressed in mice.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.