While delivering his paper on normalized sequence alignment at Recomb 2001, Pavel Pevzner noted that Temple Smith and Michael Waterman were not the first to address the problem of sequence alignment, but they were the first to “get the question right” in order to resolve it with their famous algorithm.

Computational biologists working on the next generation of algorithms will have no shortage of questions to ask, it seems, as Recomb’s invited speakers encouraged attendees to apply computational approaches to a growing number of emerging biological challenges.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

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