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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 discover a new HIV receptor.

A British newspaper celebrates the 150th anniversary of Darwin's theory of natural selection.

A blogger ponders the digital divide.

A study finds seven new genes associated with prostate cancer.

The New York Times highlights Pacific Biosciences' sequencing technology.

This issue of Science focuses on cities, the US science budget, dwarfism, and more.

Three new companies offer genetic tests for mental illness.

Aww, Thanks Jonathan

Jonathan Eisen parties at Marco Island.

The book, Babies by Design, comes out in Britain.

A blogger approves of digital lab notebooks.


The Washington Post writes that the approval in the US of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be up to Peter Marks, a career official at the Food and Drug Administration.

According to ScienceInsider, the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a study of racism in academic research.

NPR reports the US loan to Eastman Kodak to boost domestic pharmaceutical production is on pause following insider trading allegations.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.