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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.

A blogger tries out a new plugin software, Zemanta.

A blogger says scientists can get swept up in scientific fads or promoting their work.

Microsoft launches a module that converts Word documents into XML format for database archiving.

It's not looking good for Pfizer and its attempts to force journals to turn over the names of peer reviewers -- and that's making a lot of scientists very happy.

This week's Nature reports on iPS cells, hematopoietic stem cells, translation, and more.

Alnylam's John Maraganore pens an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe about threats to biomedical patents.

Researchers map methylation changes across many cancer types.

A blogger comments on opening up the TAIR database to the community.

This week's PLoS Biology includes a consensus statement on ethics in whole-genome 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.