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Pretty, But Wrong

An Islamic creationist sends books to American academics and politicians.

A microfluidic handheld device may help HIV-infected rural Africans cheaply and easily measure their T cell counts.

A blogger helps elucidate the field of bioinformatics as it relates to the biotech industry.

Is Tenure off Track?

Should tenure stay or go?

A Mammoth Project

Researchers study mammoths through elephantine means.

A genome-wide association study finds a gene linked to type I diabetes.

A blogger discusses being on defense committees.

Proteomics Explained

A blogger describes what proteomics is.

Science takes a gander at stem cell patents, sister chromatid cohesion, and more.

WikiScience

A blogger ponders the mechanics of open science.

One scientist wants to create a virtual C. elegans and another wants to create a virtual scientist.

A blogger uses humor to dive into the ethics of spinning research results.

Nature has parthenogenetic stem cells, a fly RNAi library, and more this week.

More turtles, please, says Malaysia.

Spit It Out

Saliva-based technologies abound.

Where are you on the biotech food chain?

China put the former head of its food and drug administration to death after he admitted taking bribes.

Cloning Cows

Cloning will be just one tool open to farmers, says a news report.

A blogger asks readers to give the NIH their input about its grant-giving system.

Studying a prospective source of biofuel gets the money rolling in.

Paradigm shift in cancer theory? A blogger thinks not.

This month's Nature Biotechnology has a primer on shotgun proteomic algorithms and a series of articles on engineering nucleases for gene therapy.

Change is Overrated

A comparison of Caenorhabditis genomes underscores the importance of chromosomal architecture.

Does a family own its genetic information?

Synthetic Review

The New York Times looks into synthetic biology.

Pages

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.