Reliance on Excel leads to errors in gene name lists, a new Genome Biology paper reports.
MIT researchers are using bees to collect and visualize urban microbiome samples, Wired reports.
Halloran Consulting's Laurie Halloran lists at Stat News the mistakes she sees startup companies make when pursuing a clinical trial.
In Nature this week: SNP reference panel from the Haplotype Reference Consortium, and more.
Being born premature shouldn't mean infants with high blood sugar levels don't undergo genetic testing for neonatal diabetes, a study in Pediatrics says.
Scripps Research Institute investigators peer back at the RNA world.
In Cell this week: phosphoproteomic patterns in prostate cancer, effect of gene expression on fitness in yeast, and more.
An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calls for the establishment of a patent court staffed by judges and experts with science backgrounds.
The San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at the work to be done in personalized medicine.
In PNAS this week: chromosome instability in S. cerevisiae, structural differences and sequence divergence in rice, and more.
Widespread genome sequencing might not be justified just yet, USA Today reports.
Ohio State's Steve Rissing writes that gene drives may be helpful, but also may be harmful.
At Bloomberg, Faye Flam writes that a combination of gene variants and innovations has helped people make technological advances.
In PLOS this week: variants that affect COPD biomarkers, high genetic diversity of Cryptococcus gattii in Brazil, and more.
Financial Times Magazine's Brooke Masters discusses the changes personalized medicine will bring to clinicians and drug developers.
23andMe's database has enabled it to link loci to disease and fuel better understanding of diseases like depression, KQED Science says.
Local opposition puts trial of genetically altered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys on hold, NPR reports.
In Science this week: effort to reduce E. coli genome, and more.
Researchers have analyzed the genome of the anthrax strain from the 1979 bioweapons accident in the Soviet Union.
Genetic testing may have misdiagnosed African Americans with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a New England Journal of Medicine study says.
Researchers in Australia are seeking consent to use blood samples collected from indigenous Australians decades ago for genetic studies, the Guardian reports.
In Nature this week: Exome Aggregation Consortium analysis of some 60,000 exomes, and more.
Parents raise more than $1.8 million to start a clinical trial to help their daughter with Sanfilippo syndrome, Today reports.
The editors of Scientific American say in an editorial that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump exhibits contempt for science.
A trio of researchers presents a differential privacy approach to protect people with data in genomic databases, Nature News reports.
The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.
Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.
Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.
The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.