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This Week in Nature

An editorial in Nature says that it would cast its (imaginary) ballot for Senator Obama, explaining that while both candidates support science and technology, Obama "has surrounded himself with a wider and more able cadre of advisers than McCain." At The Tree of Life, Jonathan Eisen worries that McCain has "expressed decidedly anti-science positions recently," which would sug

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.