For the Math Geeks

Plus, a mathematics-focused online magazine, is doing a series on the role of math and statistics in the biomedical sciences and as part of it, Marianne Freiberger writes about the math of genomics. She discusses the algorithms being used in genome aligners and assemblers.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.