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The Wellcome Trust hopes to spur the Sanger Institute with funds and a new leader.

From the front page of the Wall Street Journal, a profile of the DNA-hunting paleontologist Jack Horner.

The GINA bill is on hold in the US Senate.

WHO warns that infectious diseases are spreading faster than ever. Scientists, prepare yourselves.

Nature talks about tenured positions, RNAi, the CME pathway, and more.

Genome Boy'

One of the Personal Genome Project subjects starts his own blog and explains his motivation for participating.

Lab Meetings, Online

A blogger discusses how to make lab meetings virtual.

Analysis of patent applications reveals a potential "reverse brain drain."

A blogger talks about why biology papers need long author lists.

Scientists create genotype graphs to study evolutionary innovation.

A blogger learns that reprocessing chromatograms with phred actually degrades the analytical accuracy.

One blogger's predictions of 10 hot job markets in 2012 includes several fields near and dear to our hearts.

A newswire article rounds up research in synthetic biology.

Scientists discover that misfoldings in an ancient hormone receptor gave rise to a protein with a new shape and function.

A blogger returns from the ashes of a broken memory card to fix his programming problem.

The blog Effect Measure weighs in on the news that David Schwartz has temporarily stepped aside as NIEHS director.

Don't Read. Just Vote

It's your chance to help defend the Human Genome Project!

Following on the heels of the tightlipped 23andMe, a company launches to bring genotyping to the mass market.

Jonathan Eisen points out a press release that oversells genomics on what was otherwise a perfectly respectable study of gene expression in sharks.

The debate continues on whether biologists need computer programming skills.

Let's Go to the Video

A blogger describes SciVee, one of the latest science-focused video sites to launch.

Science reports on translational medicine, ultra-conserved genomic sequences, HIV, and more.

Freeman Dyson writes about heresy and science.

Amgen announces massive layoffs in response to declining drug sales.

The FDA steps up for personalized medicine.

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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.