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Paper authors say Cyanidioschyzon merolae is the first completely sequenced eukaryote, but a blogger disagrees.

As medicine reaches a whole new stage thanks to genomics, medical ethics is facing a "2.0" version of its own, says the Personal Genome blog.

Genomic experts descend on NPR for a session on how DNA variation has been implicated in common diseases.

Esther Dyson explains her reasoning for joining George Church's Personal Genome Project and the rationale behind making her genome sequence and full medical records public.

IHT profiles Steven Nissen, the scientist who made a name for himself with his warnings about safety problems in drugs like Vioxx and Avandia.

Science reports on the National Plant Genome Initiative, Arabidopsis genetic variation, miRNAs, and more.

PLoS One opens up a rating system for its papers, and Jonathan Eisen has a blog post on using it.

Groups from ABRF and NIH are looking for community feedback on initiatives regarding DNA variation and proteomics.

This blog post from The Questionable Authority tries to clear up the confusion over the scientifically-subscribed-to Adam and Eve, who are not quite the Garden of Eden couple people have in mind.

Several articles look at the culture of scientific and technological innovation in the US.

Two genome-wide association studies find genes associated with coronary artery disease.

Nature looks at patents, stem cells, atrial fibrillation, and more.

A Christian extremist sends death threats to evolutionary biology professors in Boulder.

Avoiding Delays

A blogger discusses a new breast cancer diagnostic test.

Two open access articles in this week's PNAS report on Parkinson's disease and single-feature polymorphisms in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Technology Dreamin'

The five technologies a blogger would like to have.

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.


Public health experts call for a transparent COVID-19 vaccine approval process in a letter; the Food and Drug Administration commissioner assures science-based approval.

The Verge reports that new gene-naming guidelines aim in part to avoid Excel-related name change confusion.

In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

According to the Guardian, UK virologists say in a letter to officials that their expertise has been pushed aside in COVID-19 response plans.