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A blogger give tips for DNA gel extraction.

The NSF releases its science and engineering labor market report.

Fast Company interviews 23andMe co-founders, Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki.

A blogger discusses undergraduates and open science.

Navigenics opens for business.

Hungry for Bioethics?

Arthur Caplan reviews a bioethics text.

Scientists have created iPS cells from skin cells of eight diseases.

NCBI cancels its outreach programs.

Blogging a Thesis

A graduate student blogs his thesis.

A blogger defines what a genome is.

An article tests the common disease/common variant hypothesis in GWAS.

A blogger asks if the new NIH policy will open up text-mining.

A blogger explains why he's a freelance scientist.

A blogger gives advice for annual reviews.

This issue of Science covers genetic testing, a paper from Helicos, and the first North Americans.

Don't rush into publishing, grad students blog.

A blogger investigates the marriage of evolution and complex systems.

Make way for stream computing, a new way to process data in real-time.

A blogger suggests some improvements to BioBricks.

NYT reports on the growing trend of taking DNA samples from suspected criminals without their knowledge.

New York will host a World Science Festival in May.

This week, Nature reports on surrogate biomarkers, lung cancer SNPs, cancer biomarkers, and more.

Researchers weigh in on how social media can help science.

Diane Rehm hosts Francis Collins, George Church, Linda Avey, and Beth Peshkin.

WSJ reports on the winner of the first annual Gotham Prize for Cancer Research.


A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.