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The Scan

This week, Nature serves up the Human Proteome Project, Joondalup, the red flour beetle and papaya genomes, and more.

Should Drosophila melanogaster change its name?

A blogger extols the virtues of lab techs.

Too Soon to Tell

The Boston Globe looks at personal genomics companies.

Scientists use whole genome analysis to study cis- and trans-regulated gene expression.

A blogger professes her affection for webinars.

Bill Gates will leave Microsoft in July.

A blogger wonders, where are the startup schools for biologists?

A blogger praises biostatisticians.

Science 2.0, yay or nay.

Genetically identical E. coli are still individuals, writes Carl Zimmer.

Bloggers list the top five lab "MacGyver" moments.

A blogger recounts advice for junior faculty.

Synthetic biology and GM foods get their due in mainstream media stories.

A wire service reports that a new stem cell facility is expected to open in San Diego by 2010.

Google invests in Navigenics.

A blogger tells research subjects to forget about privacy.

Francis Collins battles the angry atheists.

GTO celebrates proximity to the weekend with a new DNA song and Neanderthal speech.

A study reveals that almost 20 percent of papers were open access in 2006.

Science checks out the World of Warcraft, flu evolution, yeast genomics, and more.

A blogger finds next-gen sequencing data is pushing the limits of his compute resources.

JAMA says that Merck's Vioxx papers were written by the company and then credited to academics.

Darwin Online has digital versions of Charles Darwin's papers.

A blogger's list of promising cancer treatments includes a few genomic breakthroughs.


The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.