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The Scan

Two new studies appearing in Nature fail to replicate the findings of the discredited STAP papers.

Not a Good View

A survey conducted by the L'Oréal Foundation highlights the public's perception of women as scientists.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: tooth enamel origins, new blood pressure-linked loci, and more.

Genome sequencing may lead to a diagnosis of a rare disease, and it may lead to a community of people sharing similar experiences.

A National Academy committee recommends the development of a Research Policy Board to deal with the regulatory burden facing US researchers.

Seed Withdrawal

Due to the war in Syria, researchers are withdrawing seeds from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: how protein kinase enzyme networks respond to environmental triggers, and more.

Noninvasive prenatal tests are getting caught up in the wider abortion debate, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Omics of Spaceflight

Omic-based twin study hopes to open up areas of research into how spaceflight affects people.

The new Australian prime minister has appointed Christopher Pyne as science minister, according to ScienceInsider.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: regenerative flatworm genome, transmission patterns of autism-linked de novo mutations, and more.

To Know or Not?

There are tests to gauge genetic risk of early onset Alzheimer's disease, but not everyone wants to know.

At the Washington Post, Carolyn Johnson explores the confusion that surrounds the interpretation of many gene variants.

Peter Schultz and Steve Kay are to lead the Scripps Research Institute, according to Nature News.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: parasitoid wasp sequences in butterflies and moths, nuclear sub-proteome of T. cruzi, and more.

Missing the Target

French researchers evaluate the off-label use of molecularly targeted drugs in advanced cancer patients.

At The Atlantic, Ed Yong reports on the MinION's use to track Ebola in Africa.

A new production of 'Photograph 51' takes the stage in London with Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic adaption in Inuit people to a high-protein and fat diet, and more.

A new contest aims to get high school students to think creatively about science.

A new clinic at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is to focus on using sequencing to diagnose rare diseases, reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: UK10K project data enables study of novel variants, and more.

President Obama has nominated Duke University's Robert Califf to be the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Still a Gap

A pair of studies appearing in JAMA examines gender disparities in medical school professorships and researcher startup funding.

Worth the Hassle?

Nature News analysis indicated that new disclosure rules at NIH might not be catching more conflicts of interest.


At Nature Jobs, Lauren Emily Wright, a postdoc at the University of Padua, writes that time away from the lab can enrich researchers.

A foundation grant director writes at Nature Jobs that applicants should explain their budget requests well.

New faculty members need to allocate their startup funds wisely, and asking around for advice and discarded equipment helps stretch the budget.

In a pair of blog posts, Nature Jobs looks at both the employer's and the job candidate's perspective of filling a faculty position.