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FDA's Andrew von Eschenbach says that FDA will need an overhaul and serious investment to keep up with its mandate.

Bloggers discuss obsolete lab techniques.

PLoS Biology announces its first academic editor-in-chief, Jonathan Eisen.

The first installment of the Encyclopedia of Life will go live on Thursday.

Google partners with the NSF on the Academic Cluster Computing Initiative.

Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers used 454's technology to study mesothelioma.

Jonathan Eisen blogs about the statistics used in human rights cases and microbial ecology.

The New York Times reports on patients' reluctance to take genetic tests for fear of discrimination.

A blogger makes the case for naming reviewers on papers.

The G8 adopts stricter standards for producing biofuels.

A doctor evaluates the 23andMe and DecodeMe testing services.

The Economist makes the case for GMO crops in GM-unfriendly Europe.

This issue of Science covers Pfizer's legal tactics, a potential cancer virus, and more.

DNA research pays off -- as long as paternity testing is what you had in mind.

Computer bioimaging techniques trump current standards for diagnosing Alzheimer's.

Researchers link miRNAs to vertebrate evolution.

Another company launches a personal genomics service.

Ray Wu, whose work helped shape Sanger sequencing, dies at 79.

Discover bills this Q&A as "a chat with George W. Bush's conscience." Put your fear aside and check it out.

Nature this week offers insight into heart disease, worldwide genetic variation, Star-PAP in oxidative stress, and more.

Janet Stemwedel discusses how to stand up to unethical behavior.

Google launches its health records management system.

Craig Venter denies having a God complex.

Florida votes to approve new public school science education standards.

Researchers find variation in the genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


Forensic genetic firm Verogen has bought the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch.

Researchers have 3D-printed plastic bunnies that encase the information needed to make more such bunnies in DNA, according to Discover magazine.

Dan Rather, the former CBS Evening News anchor and executive producer of a new documentary, writes at the Guardian that everyone needs to know about CRISPR.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.