Neil Saunders, of What You’re Doing Is Rather Desperate fame, plugs that he calls open (notebook) science by pointing to a study that Pedro Beltrao has chosen to host and develop at Google Code. The project will be run like a wiki, encouraging multiple researchers and developers to submit data toward investigating how evolutionary forces have shaped protein binding domains.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.