This Week in Science

Science's Gonzo Scientist column returns with John Bohannon recounting the "Dance Your PhD" competition that took place in Austria. The online version goes into more detail -- each contestant also had time to describe his or her PhD work -- and has video. You don't want to miss Josef Penninger ("Analysis of thymic nurse cells in the chicken") doing the chicken dance.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.