The project will sequence H1N1 virus specimens for treatment and prevention knowledge.
The UCSF Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center will use sequencing, microarrays, and other genomic technologies to characterize pathogens linked to acute and chronic human illnesses.
The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.
The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.
In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.