Here's a spoof of a Lady Gaga video from the researchers in Pam Silver's lab — Jonathan Eisen tweeted that he watched it with his children and "now they think scientists are cool."

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.