Deepak Singh at bbgm has a post about a series of blog entries from Jamis Buck that he has found especially insightful. "The articles are about programming and development, but the tenets apply equally well to the sciences," Singh writes. Buck offers guidelines for making sure that you take your work to a level of "awesomeness," including: knowing available tools, languages, and libraries.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.