The peer review process continues to have problems. In an editorial this week, Science editors discuss steps researchers and their organizations can take to improve the process. This letter from Martin Raff, Alexander Johnson, and Peter Walter suggests ways journal editors and reviewers can make peer review more efficient.
This news item reports on progress at the Cancer Genome Atlas pilot project, whose leaders presented updates on their work to NCI's scientific advisors last week. So far, the article says, presenters and advisors alike find the results promising.
A report from Michael Sanderson at the University of Arizona uses analysis of phylogenetic signals in sequences from GenBank to make the case that scientists will need to obtain gene sequence from many more organisms in order to build high-resolution phylogenetic trees on a broad scale.
This paper, from senior author Karel Svodoba at HHMI's Janelia Farm and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, demonstrates the results of two types of imaging to study the activity of Ras after being activated in a dendritic spine.