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The Scan

Researchers design a simple genomic test to tell two cancers apart.

Hungry No More

MIT professor James Sherley ends his 12-day hunger strike without attaining tenure.

On the Dole

California’s dreaming about stem cell research, to the tune of $45 million.

By Any Other Name…

A large-scale genetic testing project has had an impact on bird families.

For your wall of the weird, here's a guy suing a school board and claiming to have found the missing link.

A flurry of articles is stirring up concerns about gene patents and genetic testing. What are we to make of this?

Biofuel Gaining Steam

Reports from the AAAS meeting and an announcement from the BP energy company indicate that biofuel research is advancing rapidly.

NIH officials offer a lengthy explanation of The Cancer Genome Atlas for the mainstream public.

GTO rounds up the relevant articles in today's Science.

The Personal Genome blog says, what if genetic privacy laws are actually a bad thing?

A fungal genome blog takes a stand on the Wiki world.

AAAS kicks off its annual meeting today in San Francisco.

All Hail Open Source

This blog post is an open source love letter to Jim Kent for his work to make scientific data freely accessible.

We round up the most relevant reads in today's Nature.

Rockefeller University researchers clone mice from skin stem cells.

Novartis releases some data, prompting hope that pharmas will embrace the open source movement.

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Michael Crichton weighs in on gene patenting.

Cold Spring Harbor offers an unusual V-day twist on research donation.

There is a drop-off in evolution of expressed genes in the human brain.

A genome-wide study aims to genotype type 2 diabetes.

The Dog Genome Project shows how dogs' genetics give them easy lives.

Today's featured article on Wikipedia is DNA.

Happy Birthday, Chuck

On Darwin’s 198th Birthday, Americans are confused (perhaps more than ever) about evolution.

A cultural anthropologist takes a look at Web 2.0 in this video.

Scientists use pig bladder extracellular matrix to regenerate tissue.


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.