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The Scan

A blogger finds that there's rising debate about open access and genetic privacy.

An article from the Washington Post highlights the growing concerns among scientists over NIH's funding crunch.

Several of Newsweek's international editions feature Craig Venter on the cover for an article exploring synthetic biology.

Using mouse models, geneticists move toward studying networks of genes that cause disease.

GTO scans today's issue of Science.

Researchers create a holographic person, complete with the anatomy, genome data, tissue types, and chemistry of a real person.

Nature delves into epigenetics, circadian gene expression, and riboswitches.

A DNA database is being established to reunite Holocaust victims.

New studies look into the accuracy of published research.

Google invests in a biotech start-up.

Journalists probe the Encyclopedia of Life project.

Stanley Miller, pioneer in the study of the origins of life, dies at 77.

Systems biology can play a role in tackling warming challenges.

A second installment of a series of articles on next-gen sequencing technologies looks to future applications.

Scientists help define the ARFome.

Researchers sequence the genome of the yellow- and dengue-fever carrying mosquito.

A blogger's take on math and biology.

Bar Science

Scientists speak in a Seattle pub.

The Boston Globe discusses genome-wide association studies.

The Evilutionary Biologist blog has a couple of posts on the open-access petition and storing data in DNA.

YouTube goes mass spec with this video from Cold Spring Harbor.

This week, Science reins in behavioral science with editorials, surveys, and papers.

Nature discusses biomedical philanthropies, the end of the HapMap, and competing plant genomes.

Bioinformatics is helping to determine what makes proteins evolve at certain rates.

The Darwin Correspondence Project is now online.


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.