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Nancy Wexler wins an award from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

ChIP-chip studies on Arabidopsis reveal a primary gene silencing mechanism.

Not only do genomes make up organisms, but they also make pretty quilts.

The Wall Street Journal looks into plans to provide coverage for 45 million people in the US who lack health insurance.

A new study questions the benefits of using volunteers for clinical trials.

An article from the Economist checks into evolutionary biology studies using protein interaction data.

Here’s what not to miss in this week’s issue.

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

The Onion offers a tongue-in-cheek story about how unemployed stem cell biologists keep themselves occupied.

A new report indicates that breast cancer rates continue to drop, but includes confusing data about a corresponding drop in diagnosis.

An Internet pioneer reflects on the good, the bad, and the ugly to have come out of the Web.

A PLoS paper describes fecundity-affecting bacteria with a twist.

An obituary for Frank Westheimer, a leader in chemistry and biochemistry.

British satire takes on US President Bush and his lineage with a genomic edge.

Intel announces its new processors, which could give a 45 percent performance boost over the latest chips.

Women on the Run

It seems female students can't get away from computer science fast enough.

Blogger Pedro Beltrao reports on his recent stint at a systems biology journal.

Hackers have learned to target the VoIP service offered by Skype, introducing a new worm.

MS vs PhD

Blogger Derek Lowe talks about the pros and cons of getting that doctorate.

An opinion piece from the Washington Post discusses "over-diagnosis" and why the best test for cancer won't actually find all of it.

Pope Benedict XVI gave a talk on science, faith, and evolution.

US President Bush says he will veto a Congressional bill to lift restrictions on funding for stem cell research.

From today's Science, what to read on your coffee break.

The weekly round-up of what not to miss in Nature.

Researchers identified genes that may help cancer cells avoid chemotherapy.


Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

Squid can make edits to their RNA within the cytoplasm of their axons, Science News reports.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

In Science this week: researchers engineer version of Cas9 that is nearly PAM-less, and more.