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"The choice is pretty clear: the Republican candidates favor the teaching of creationist dogma in the science classroom," blogs Steve Salzberg. He posts about the candidates' ideas on whether to teach intelligent design alongside evolution, and while it's clear that Palin supports teaching both, McCain "has waffled." Both Obama and Biden are for teaching evolution alone, and Salzberg thinks this is the only way to save US science education.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.