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The Scan

The Boston Globe has an article about the war on cancer, saying that despite some progress, there's growing discouragement about emerging victorious.

Novartis and MorphoSys expand a collaboration in a deal valued at $600 million.

At long last, George Church's Personal Genome Project gets a new website. Check out info on the next chance to participate -- enrollment opens in early 2008.

Science focuses on the nucleus but also has horizontal gene transfer and the FTO gene.

The Economist has an article about how innate immunity seems to stem from genomic variation.

Genome sequencing company Knome is open for business.

David Hamilton discusses Intelligent Bio-Systems in his latest post.

A blogger writes about making bioinformatics software portable.

In Nature this week, there's stem cells, scientific ethics, p53, the nuclear pore complex, and more.

Genes Are So Passé

Bora Zivkovic wonders if the term "gene" is outdated.

The New Yorker offers a feature on scientists who bring back extinct viruses with new genomic technology.

A blogger rounds up CSHL's Genome Informatics meeting.

Researchers link genetics with the Viking history of surnames in Britain.

Swiss scientists are using a high-powered computer to build a remarkably detailed, simulated brain.

GMO gets a boost in Britain, but sees trouble in Germany and the US.

As stem cell scientists work to make recent advances available to a broad community, an unlikely source takes credit.

Elsevier launches 2collab, a social bookmarking website.

Eli Lilly's CEO pens an op-ed piece in an attempt to explain what went wrong with a promising new drug. (Spoiler alert: it's the media.)

More open-access journals warm Bora Zivkovic's heart.

Make use of the Internet to find your perfect science job, says a blogger.

BioMed Central launches a YouTube channel.

Blogger David Ng posts a picture that will make you laugh.

DNA testing, specifically for ancestry purposes, has not shown impressive reliability.

An op-ed in the Times sparks debate over whether there's room for faith in science.

A blogger faces the fear that his results might not be correct if there's something wrong with the underlying code.


An Associated Press report says China refrained from releasing the SARS-CoV-2 genome for more than a week in January, frustrating the World Health Organization.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have issued expressions of concern regarding the data used in two COVID-19 papers, the New York Times reports. 

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the mayfly, garnering insight into how insects evolved wings, Science reports.

In Genome Research this week: gene expression in primate brain regions, inversions and breakpoint inverted repeats in the human genome, and more.