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Two science policy analysts advocate including community participation in research.

A collaborative effort in London starts the search for a cure for AMD.

A humorous blog post presents the top 10 ways DNA technology will change your life.

A Gates Foundation grant will establish a new institute to track the impact of public health programs around the world.

Blogger Thomas Goetz has a funny sense of déjà vu about personalized medicine.

The press continues to digest Watson's genome sequence; these articles describe the potential of sequencing on a grand scale.

Mayo Clinic researchers use supercomputers to model infectious disease.

A blogger says we shouldn't ignore the value of haplotype data.

An article from Forbes says the genomics field needs a celebrity spokesperson.

Today's Science focuses on preparing secondary science teachers and genome-wide association studies of diabetes.

Biotech startup 23andme, which recently got a major investment from Google, ends the debate on whether Jimmy and Warren are related.

A Nodalpoint post wishes Google would intervene to give us decent metabolic maps.

GTO scans today's edition of Nature.

Jim Watson makes history as he receives a copy of his very own genome today.

The Republican senator from Kansas weighs in on evolution.

Several blog posts point to the challenges of finding freely accessible scientific literature.

A creation-based museum opens with exhibits showing, among other things, that dinosaurs lived peacefully alongside humans in the Garden of Eden.

A blog offers a how-to guide on using pieces of a scientific paper to rebuild the authors' original code when it's not available.

Ronaghi, Pevzner, and others report a method for using short reads in de novo sequencing in PLoS ONE.

Russia's government approves a national genome database to help catch criminals.

Despite company policies and pending laws, personal health and other information can still be accidentally leaked.

NYT profiles Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of biotech company 23andme, which recently got a major investment from Google.

The NIH establishes a new division to study alternative medicine -- to the chagrin of one scientist.

Genome-wide studies find additional loci associated with breast cancer.

This New York Times article describes some of the unique methods Google is using to compete for recruits with computer science or engineering backgrounds.

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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.