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The Scan

Up next for 23andMe customers: social networking based on DNA.

Freeing the Data

Bloggers discuss structuring data.

Personalized medicine in WSJ, but are consumers ready?

Of Mice and MicroRNA

Bloggers discuss the function of Lin-28, let7 in stem cells and cancer.

A blogger works on his HapCluster association mapping software.

The Washington Post reports that a stolen laptop contained unencrypted data from patients in clinical trials.

Researchers use computational analyis to predict regulatory networks in macrophage activation.

A blogger lists the emotions that go along with writing a thesis.

A blogger reports on a new Texas law requiring insurers to give employers access to their employees' medical records.

A Beetle Made Famous

The red flour beetle gets its genome sequenced.

Scientists develop vector signatures to identify engineered bacteria.

DNA sampling is being used to identify victims of an Argentine dictatorship.

Science this week looks at structural biology, genetic causes of ALS and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and more.

Navigenics will kick off its genomics service next month in New York City.

Wall Street Journal covers human variation and genome-wide association studies.

A blogger uses the RSS feed concept to keep track of his research activity, paper bibliography, and more.

The European Journal of Human Genetics has an editorial about recreational genomics.

A small tech company offers a $1 million prize to programmers for building apps for its natural-language processing tool.

This week's Nature has water, stem cells banks, new synthetic catalysts, and more.

In an admittedly self-promotional context, 23andMe employees describe what it's like to work at the startup.

A blogger highlights the dissenting voice of a scientist who opposes GINA.

A biologist analyzes DNA from dozens of rats to establish ancestry, according to this Economist article.

The Google Summer of Code will include a number of bioinformatics apps.

Google's nonprofit division aims to use data sharing to fight infectious disease.

Arthur C. Clarke dies at the age of 90.


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.