This week's issue of Nature takes a broad look at what's in store for US science and science policy as President-elect Barack Obama takes office. Several editorials look at what scientists themselves can do to keep Obama's policies on climate change, nuclear proliferation, and AIDS on track.
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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.