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OpenWetWare's Lorrie LeJeune talks about sharing research.

Bloggers take a look at jobs in biotech.

'I'm Not a Monster'

James Watson is interviewed by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

A blogger says research universities don't need to focus on educating undergraduates.

A blogger says informatics is like a basketball team's 6th man.

Researchers link genetic variation to enzyme function.

This review compares computational neuroscience and systems biology.

As cancer detection tools improve, will healthy patients have to undergo treatment?

Columbia's Brian Greene writes an op-ed for the New York Times on loving science.

A blogger discusses what software biology students should learn to use.

At the ASCO annual meeting, leaders say flat funding will undo advances in cancer research.

A blogger wonders why there are so few women in tenured professorships.

A researcher finds a gene for upright walking.

A blogger signs up for scientific social networking web sites.

Forbes interviews James Thomson.

A blogger considers the shortage of lab technicians and abundance of PhD scientists.

This issue of Science contains Paleo-Eskimo DNA, silencing in Arabidopsis, and more.

Stephen Colbert discovers microbe mania.

A blogger advocates a social-networking, open-access approach to identifying error rates in next-gen sequencing.

Prestige is Overrated

The United States is losing power and prestige in the sciences, according to a panel at the World Science Festival.

This week, Nature delves into the Human Microbiome Project, metagenomics, the evolution of influenza A virus, and more.

Yeah, yeah, Francis Collins is stepping down. The real question is, who will take his place?

Researchers isolate 1,000-year-old DNA from Vikings.

WikiProteins is launched.

Jonathan Eisen bestows an award on Leiden University.


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.