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The NIH’s budget barely increases for 2008; open access for NIH-funded research.

A new web service brings together PubMed and Web 2.0.

A dry lab scientist works in a wet lab.

A commentary in The Economist suggests that sequencing wine grape genomes may lead to more than better yields and improved pest resistance.

Scripps Genomics chief Eric Topol provides a clear, concise overview of the state of personal genomics in the waning days of 2007.

Thanks to genetic analysis, a new paper shows that the many subspecies of West African giraffe are actually distinct species.

It's Tom Lehrer's paean to the periodic table, karaoke-style.

It's the debate that won't go away -- just how much are those impact factors worth, anyway?

Scientists are still divided over the existence of cancerous stem cells, but a new project to look for these cells in patients may help provide an answer.

This week's Science covers breakthroughs of 2007, stem cell research, miRNAs as up-regulators of translation, and more.

Tech Review offers a gift guide for geeks.

Steve Murphy blogs his predictions for the genomics field in 2008.

Keith Robison blogs about ever-increasing corporate hierarchies.

Nature rounds up the year, looks at the declining dollar, microchips and cancer, and more.

Scientists perform a genome-wide scan for DNA methylation in breast cancer.

Food companies have developed a tool to track cloned livestock to help ease public concerns.

Blogger Sandra Porter starts a series on the key steps to take in starting research on a genetic disease.

A blogger compares academia to the "real world."

Human Genome Sciences reports good news from animal studies of its anthrax drug.

Biogen Idec signs on the first tenant for its Innovation Incubator program.

An article in BusinessWeek says that supercomputing is coming to a desktop near you.

A British Nobel laureate criticizes the government for not placing a fair value on understanding scientific issues.

Wired blogs about the new editor-in-chief of Science.

The SciAm 50 awards are released.

Discover magazine reports on personal genomics and whether it's worth getting your genome tested.


A genetic genealogy analysis helped secure the release of a California man from prison after getting his murder conviction overturned, the Guardian reports.

Technology Review discusses the concerns that come along with the ability to quickly synthesize viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.

In PNAS this week: role for Myc in alternative splicing regulation in prostate cancer, variation in methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.