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Taking Back DNA

Cook Islanders want control back over their DNA.

A clinician ponders the practical use of genetic tests.

Even More PLoS

PLoS launches the PLoS Hub for Clinical Trials.

Big pharma companies set up the International Serious Adverse Events Consortium.

Chris Smither wryly sings about making people.

The Omics! Omics! blog wonders what "Sanger sequencing" really means.

Science this week tackles testing mathematics and science students, the Giardia genome, and the mitochondrial genome of the Siberian mammoth.

A blogger posts about what makes him a happy bioinformaticist.

An interview with James Watson reveals some uncanny insights.

Scientists say they were tricked into appearing in a film promoting intelligent design.

GTO reports on Zerhouni's address to NIH postdoc, research, and clinical fellows.

A blogger thinks out loud about retrotransposons and adaptive evolution.

Hey, I'm 3D, Too!

Brown University researchers invent a new 3D petri dish.

Geneticists link 350 genes to infertility in women and a blogger asks why they didn't just do a whole genome association study.

Nature reports on the sequence of a grapevine, high school science education, South Africa, and more.

FFPE samples are as good as fresh frozen ones for miRNA expression profiling studies, researchers find.

Actor Ben Affleck will be participating in the Genographic Project.

A blogger calls for dark data to be freed.

A blogger elaborates on the efforts of government-sponsored post-genomic projects.

Janet Stemwedel submits her tenure bid.

The US Food and Drug Administration is getting quite the overhaul, according to this Forbes article.

A scientist blogs about the different visualization approaches taken by online tools used for protein sequence annotation.

A blogger reviews a white paper on personalized medicine recently published by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Keith Robison blogs about Millennium's good news about Velcade.

Get Your Two Cents In

W3C is looking for ideas for the Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences groups.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.