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The Scan

A gene involved in diabetes and obesity is only active when maternally inherited.

Scientists look at the synaptic proteome.

In the Vault

Microsoft and Kaiser team up on personal medical records.

A blogger reviews two personal genomics sites.

A blogger studies GSK's pending layoffs and the politics behind them.

A blogger finds an overlooked passage in GINA.

Scientists take a genome-wide look at gene imprinting in mice.

Drug companies should be more transparent about money they pay scientists and doctors, some believe.

A Los Alamos supercomputer becomes the fastest in the world as it reaches more than a petaflop of processor power.

A blogger writes about what to look for in a postdoc mentor.

A company claims to activate "junk DNA."

Harvard's CTSA award will go toward a social networking site for clinicians and researchers.

A blogger comments on the Vioxx appeals cases.

This issue of Science has a Q&A with Francis Collins, X-chromosome inactivation and RNAi, looking at microbes in silico, and more.

A blogger wonders how many retractions a lab can have and survive.

Allan Spradling is the winner of the 2008 Gruber Genetics Prize.

Less food and higher prices might mean a global food crisis in the near future.

We dedicate the next year and a half to Darwin.

Scientists have built a tiny biosensor to detect microorganisms.

This week, Nature has the mouse bronchial tree, esiRNAs, the origins of modern cancer research, and more.

Green Your Lab

A blogger shares tips to reduce the environmental impact of a research lab.

A new journal will cover synthetic biology, a blogger reports.

First it was "creation science," then "intelligent design" -- now it's "strengths and weaknesses."

Researchers find a drug target in malaria potassium channels.

Protein researchers create a mouse plasma peptide atlas.


Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.