This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison present a review of the development of microfluidics and offer perspectives on how such technologies might be used to improve diagnostics and biology research. They detail progress made by lab-on-a-chip microtechnologies and discuss the areas where they have had the greatest impact, while touching on future paths of development.

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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.