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The Scan

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.

23andMe switches to a 'high-complexity' CLIA-certified lab for testing results.

What's on the Inside

A blogger posts a protocol to detect cloned inserts.

A blogger writes about day one of the first MIBBI conference, held at EBI.

A blogger writes about management training for scientists.

The NIH asks for input on their new public access policy.

Free Your Mind

Brain doping, going back in time, it's all good fun.

An 11-year-old becomes his school's new network administrator.

Researchers assemble a genome-wide map of Drosophila chromatin organization.

Mainstream media's loving genome-wide association studies, but a blogger voices concerns over their scientific foundation.

An IT advisor says we should brace ourselves for a web 2.0-driven shift in how organizations function.

A blogger muses on training for reviewing papers and grants.

A blogger talks about the trickiness of using RNAi as therapy.

A blogger shows how to optimize sequence alignment techniques.

This week in Science there's gene expression, mutations and schizophrenia, genome-wide association studies, and more.

Scientists find genetic traces of the crusades in the Middle Eastern population.

Are you a novice to phylogenetic trees? Here's a beginner's guide to making your own.


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.