This Week in Nature

A Nature news article interviews Nina Fedoroff, a former plant geneticist and proponent of GM crops, who will take office as the new science and technology adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The interview probes her views on science and politics, and science foreign policy.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.