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Stimulating Spam

Jonathan Eisen has been keeping an eye on a new kind of e-mail that has been appearing in his inbox -- "science stimulus spam." On his blog, he posts excerpts from three different companies that in their e-mails extol their respective virtues and say they are there to help

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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.