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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.

Researchers at CSHL locate a "master" tumor supressor gene.

Science Round-up

Read about the latest research from today's Science.

Researchers construct a computer map of the human metabolome.

The Economist reports how scientists are modifying flowers to change their color and smell.

The Nature Round-Up

A Cancer Gene Revived and Trashing Proteins

Just Science, Please

It's Just Science week, and bloggers are making their voices heard.

Are small companies the next big thing for blockbuster drugs?

Scientist's Block

From the blogosphere: a computational biologist wants to know if everyone panics before writing a paper.

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports on cuts at an NCI-funded clinical trials consortium as a result of the fiscal '08 NIH budget.

Predicting Promoters

A paper in Nature Genetics' advance online section checks into regulatory regions in the genome and reports on a new way to find them.

Princeton has signed on as the latest institution to open its library to Google's book search.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols posted a freely accessible guide to using GFP in plants.

The Omics! Omics! blog addresses a new synthetic biology paper from PNAS.

NHGRI's Francis Collins joined President Bush last week at an event to encourage prayer.


An Associated Press report says China refrained from releasing the SARS-CoV-2 genome for more than a week in January, frustrating the World Health Organization.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have issued expressions of concern regarding the data used in two COVID-19 papers, the New York Times reports. 

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the mayfly, garnering insight into how insects evolved wings, Science reports.

In Genome Research this week: gene expression in primate brain regions, inversions and breakpoint inverted repeats in the human genome, and more.