The National Institutes of Health is asking for the life science community's help to develop training programs as part of an initiative to develop a common data-sharing framework for large biomedical datasets called Big Data to Knowledge, or BD2K.

The NIH issued a request for information this week asking for help in planning a workshop that will address "the long- and short-term training needs of professionals and trainees."

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.