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A study suggests that there's a genetic component to PTSD.

A blogger says that WashU started its work for the 1,000 Genomes Project this week.

A blogger notes that error rates in next-gen sequencing highlight the need for far more data.

Microsoft and Intel have teamed up to fund research at Berkeley for new programming approaches with multicore chips.

Recently condemned bloggers are having fun with their lists of deadly sins.

Zinc-finger nucleases show efficiency in targeting genes and turning them off.

A new study says that the difference between successful scientists and the rest of them can all be traced back to beer.

A blogger says labs are embracing digital notebooks, and for good reason.

From the TED2008 meeting, Craig Venter's talk on synthetic bio and next-gen biofuels.

Bill Gates headed to Congress to sound the alarm that the US won't keep up with international progress in science and technology without major investment in research and education.

If $1,000 genomes were possible, this blogger says it would make a world of difference in finding rare variants.

Scientists find a novel antibiotic by getting bacteria to produce it for them.

A blogger remembers life without computers.

Blaine Bettinger has written an e-book on how to interpret your DNA test results.

Navigenics may be launching soon.

This issue of Science looks at potentially fraudulent papers, graduate fellowships, scaffold proteins and pathways, and more.

Chinese authorities make a statement to encourage scientific creativity.

The ISCB revises its policy statement on bioinformatics software availability.

This week in Nature there's university patents, the SATB1 breast cancer gene, methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.

A blogger discusses why young investigators can't get funded.

Several bloggers ask, 'What went wrong at Proteomics?'

MIT begins construction on the Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

A tool can zoom in on bacterial genomes.

Researchers follow up on SNPs associated with obesity in children.

Intel Science Talent Search winner predicts cancer recurrence.


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.