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The Scan

A blogger brainstorms quick ways to improve the writing in your papers.

A blogger does a statistical analysis of mRNA localization patterns.

Can't get enough about new personalized med companies? A blogger reviews 23andMe, Helix Health, and, of course, Navigenics.

A blogger gives pointers on DNA gel extraction.

An article from the New York Times delves into rising concerns about prejudice in "the DNA era."

This week's Science reports on ER stress, mTOR, a biomarker for neural progenitor cells, and more.

A blogger lists 20 Facebook applications for scientists.

A blogger wonders if flexible spending accounts will cover personal genetic tests.

A blogger talks about his experience as an undergraduate scientist.

Start 'Em Young

The Wellcome Trust sponsors a large-scale study on teenagers' attitudes toward genetics.

NOVA will broadcast a program about the Dover intelligent design court case.

This week's Nature has Drosophila, high resolution protein structure modeling, the NIH, and more.

VentureBeat's David Hamilton takes a closer look at Navigenics' product.

The dandruff-causing fungus's genome is sequenced.

A new idea for paper authorship is to be like a movie's credit roll.

Derek Lowe discusses the link between pharma and the movie business.

We've All Been There

A blogger lists why not to be a scientist.

PubMed adds drug information to its articles.

Jonathan Eisen supports open access.

The Silencing of Dox

A series of papers in PLoS Biology discuss how sex ratio is influenced by RNAi.

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests will be launched next year.

MIT's Technology Review interviews the Whitehead Institute's Robert Weinberg.

Population genomics research looks at a relative of D. melanogaster, Drosophila simulans.

Lung adenocarcinomas genomes contain copy number changes.

Blogger David Ng has a song about scientific jargon.

Pages

Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

Squid can make edits to their RNA within the cytoplasm of their axons, Science News reports.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

In Science this week: researchers engineer version of Cas9 that is nearly PAM-less, and more.