Lego is introducing a whole set of female scientist figurines this summer, the Guardian reports. These minifigures, which will be part of a 'research institute' box set, are to include an astronomer, a chemist, and a paleontologist.
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In PNAS this week: chromosome instability in S. cerevisiae, structural differences and sequence divergence in rice, and more.
The San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at the work to be done in personalized medicine.
An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calls for the establishment of a patent court staffed by judges and experts with science backgrounds.
In PLOS this week: variants that affect COPD biomarkers, high genetic diversity of Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil, and more.