The Scan

The case, in which the bureau is using DNA from fetal remains to try to track down the mother, is raising privacy concerns and could have implications for abortion rights, The Verge reports.

Going Too Fast

An editorial in Science says the cancer immunotherapy industry may be outpacing the science.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: new details about ancient human migration across Asia, and more.

Yoooooouuuuuu're Out!

A petition demanding that the National Academy of Sciences revoke the membership of sexual harassers has already received more than 1,000 signature, Buzzfeed reports.

A study by a researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt predicts that the US has reached its peak for Nobel Prizes in science, and that its success rate will start to go down.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomes of ancient humans from Eurasia, a skin-tanning GWAS, and more.

School is in Session

Doctors need more training in order to give patients the best advice on all the new genetic tests on the market, according to The Verge.

Delete Your Account?

For people who no longer trust that their DNA is safe in the hands of companies like 23andMe and Ancestry, there are ways to at least partially delete their data.

The Sacramento Bee says Wall Street is 10 years ahead of Congress when it comes to DNA testing, creating consumer unease about privacy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sources of gene expression changes across thousands of tumor samples, a new single-cell RNA sequencing analysis method, and more.

'Find Me a Sequencer'

A new startup wants to match researchers' projects to sequencing machines to make sequencing more widely available, Wired reports.

The new Australian federal budget includes funds for genomic research, according to the Australian Financial Review.

Weathering Change

The Atlantic writes that human cells amass trillions of mutations.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: pan-cancer analysis of Fbw7 mutations, COBASI approach to find single-nucleotide variants, and more.

The Wellcome Trust has unveiled a new anti-bullying and harassment policy, according to Nature News.

Genetic tests may help psychiatrists choose which drugs to start their patients on, the Wall Street Journal reports.

A pair of British researchers has reconstructed the ancestral metazoan genome, the New York Times reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: resource to track Mendelian disease-related variants in dogs, microRNAs linked to atrial fibrillation in surgical patients, and more.

With All of Us set to launch this weekend, the NIH director has been making the media rounds.

Inder Verma had been on leave from PNAS since December after three female scientists at the Salk Institute filed a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination.

Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster may or may not be real, but research into their existence can still prove fruitful scientifically.

This Week In Science

In this week's Science, how the periwinkle produces vinblastine, and IDing P. falciparum genes.

The opening up of the All of Us research initiative should result in more genetic data from a more diverse population, addressing a longstanding issue with genomics research.

The CDC says that the number of people in the US who have been infected with diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites have more than tripled in recent years.

Genetic testing is increasingly being used by bull breeders to fetch the highest prices for the best bulls.


Two postdocs and a PhD hosted a panel discussion at Memorial Sloan Kettering on career advancement in science and what researchers can expect when they leave the lab.

An analysis of speakers at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting finds that women are less likely to be invited to talk, according to the Guardian.

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.