Hair that looks like it blew up in an experiment is so 1950s. Thick Coke-bottle glasses are just gauche. And a little lipstick wouldn't hurt. 

The blog Sartorial Science seeks to dispel the notion that all scientists are fashion tone-deaf outcasts by celebrating researchers who are as comfortable talking about Prada as prions and can wax poetic about osmotic pressure while nattily garbed in Ozwald Boateng.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.