We Heart Obama

President Obama could hardly have made himself more popular among scientists if he had repurposed the West Wing to launch a new genome center. Journalists and bloggers alike are praising not only Obama's decision to reverse restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, but also the pro-science sentiment that went with it.

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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.