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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.

GMO plants will use RNAi to kill pests.

Why Not Use Both?

Baylor pairs next-gen sequencing with microarrays with for resequencing.

For the Lab On the Go

Blogger Deepak Singh wonders if scientists would ever be ready for labs powered by mobile devices rather than personal computers.

NIH studies why women leave scientific research.

Science covers glycobiology, Linnaeus, and the circadian clock in this week's issue.

Phil Green points out the flaws of continuing to assemble 2x sequences.

Open access is defined -- again.

George Church sells the $1,000 genome.

Members of the US House and Senate meet today to finalize the 2008 Department of Health and Human Services appropriations bill.

Keith Robison blogs about "Easter Eggs."

This week in Nature, there's the Autism Consortium, oomycete effector proteins, mouse spermatogenesis, and more.

Cinnamon's Genome

The genome of an Abyssinian cat is published.

Doctors don't always know what to do when a newborn is thought to have a rare genetic disease.

A blogger's take on British Telecom's thought for the future of biopharma.

Back for More

Craig Venter returns to the Colbert Report.

Advice to science grad students: it's hard work.

Theoretical chemist Leslie Orgel dies from pancreatic cancer.

Francis S. Collins is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

A blogger explains peer review to the industry crowd.

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The founder of MeTooSTEM, BethAnn McLaughlin, created a Twitter account purported to be that of an LGBTQ Native American professor at Arizona State University, the New York Times writes.

Novavax reports its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to immune responses, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gene length is associated with lifespan in a comparative genomics study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that draws on the whale shark genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.