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Researchers use Multiple Sample Analysis to map concordant genomic abnormalities in cancer tumors.

Today in Science

Science highlights university rankings, the COMPETES Act, gender and genes, and more.

The Economist has an article on the likely effects of genomics on the health insurance and medical privacy landscape.

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.


Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.