A new DNA test from Qiagen outperforms Pap smears in detecting the virus behind cervical cancer, reports the New York Times. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine looks into the effectiveness of human papillomavirus testing versus cytologic testing versus visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid on of cervical cancer incidence and death in India.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.