Who's That?

At his blog, Chad Orzel asks: Who is the Velvet Underground of science? "The question is a play on the famous comment that only of order a thousand people bought the first Velvet Underground record, but every one of them went on to start a band," he adds. For physics, Orzel names Sadi Carnot, who was influential in thermodynamics.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.