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Modeling in Genomics

Model organisms don’t just give insight into people.

Editor at Science provides tips on getting published.

Tips from The Scientist on how to choose your RNAi library.

Blogging can mean more papers, and more people to talk to at that upcoming conference.

Stem cells may treat type I diabetes.

Companies are tapping a new source of funding for clinical trials focused on rare diseases: patients.

A paper in PLoS Genetics checks into longevity and the genes linked to life span.

A New York Times article elucidates the genetic forces that shape human attraction and sexual behavior.

In the Wall Street Journal, Genentech's on the rise while Amgen's facing struggles.

The author of a new book about Einstein contends that the scientist's zeal for imagination should be a component of scientific and mathematical programs today.

Tangent alert! Physicists say they've figured out how to build a tool that will make things invisible.

A project to catalog every species on Earth reaches a milestone with its millionth entry.

Here are the relevant reads in today's Science.

Good Luck, Claire!

Claire Fraser-Liggett is heading to greener pastures at the University of Maryland, where she'll head up a new genomics institute.

A video purportedly from Illumina features breakdancing microarrays. You won't learn anything, but it's darn funny.

The new issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols has a couple of methods for detecting and tagging proteins.

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

A New York Times article checks into the latest census, finding that tech-driven cities have largely recovered from their population loss of the last several years.

Readers write to the New York Times expressing views on progress in the fight against cancer.

A blogger reviews the month of bioinformatics blogs and other news.

The demand for H-1B visas was so high this year that the US immigration department stopped accepting applications after the first submission day.

DNA barcoding provides insight into the whole genome.

Several authors wonder, is the blockbuster model dying?

Stem Cells Push Back

Legislators attempt to lighten restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research.

A Q&A with Peter Covitz focuses on IT needs for the Cancer Genome Atlas.


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.