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A computational biologist offers advice for being a great scientist.

Steve Salzberg says the CDC needs to release influenza sequence data so scientists can help make flu vaccines better.

Open Access Rocks On

Shortly after Harvard announced its open access policy, the University of Oregon did the same.

BASF plans for a GM crop in Britain, but a protest is in full force.

A bioethicist writes an essay explaining that Venter's latest accomplishment is not the same as creating life. In case you were wondering.

Science this week goes gonzo, and also includes mitochondrial DNA mutations and more.

A blogger says great scientists in the past had an asset we don't: time to think.

Discover offers an article on drug-resistant bacteria and the DNA tricks that give rise to them.

David Baltimore tells the AAAS crowd that development on an HIV vaccine has stalled.

Harvard professors and students are throwing a "Science is Sexy" party.

Harvard passes a measure to publish its researchers' academic papers on the Internet.

A blogger ponders activity-based protein profiling.

In Nature this week, there's George Church, cohesin protein, stem cells, and more.

A bioinformaticist takes questions.

Researchers decipher the tyrosine-phosphoproteome of the insulin signaling pathway.

The journal Proteomics retracts the "mighty creator" paper.

What's Risk, Anyway?

NBC tackles genetic testing.

A blogger explores the systems biology behind biological complexity.

Evolution for Emmy

A professor and his dog discuss evolution.

deCODE is second in line to launch a genetic test for prostate cancer.

Andy Revkin talks about the Science Debate 2008.

A videoblog looks at Blast.

A blogger warns about the accuracy of SNP chip genotyping.

It's Charles Darwin's birthday.

The founder of the Scripps Research Institute dies.


Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.