The Scan

PNAS study examines the fate of manuscripts submitted to three top medical journals.

A plan that would reorganize the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research draws criticism.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: controllable gene delivery, RefSeq prokaryotic genome dataset update, and more.

A physicist has linked 200 video game consoles together to create a supercomputer.

At the Front, But…

The Guardian discusses the National Health Service genome project in an editorial.

Better Methods Needed

A report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's examination of the 2001 anthrax mailings had some scientific shortcomings.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: a handful of mutations drive lung and colorectal cancer, specialization in Salmonella, and more.

NPR's Katherine Harmon Courage digs into her own microbiome and that of her family.

Splicing Predictions

A Toronto-lead team uses machine learning to interpret the genome.

The Sequencing Future

Cheaper sequencing may lead to widespread sequencing, even in unexpected places, The Motley Fool writes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: link between RARRES2 gene and serum chemerin levels, dengue fever assay, and more.


After efforts to replicate STAP cell findings fail, Riken's Haruko Obokata resigns.

Nathaniel Comfort discusses the genomics-enabled future.

Karolinska Institutet researchers report that exercise can influence methylation status at enhancer sites.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: variability in gene expression, and more.

Scientific American's Charles Seife examines the world of "fill-in-the-blanks research."

Share Alike

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health hopes to enable sharing of genetic data, Technology Review says.

An artist creates sculptures based on DNA discarded by strangers.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: detecting DNA double-strand breaks made by engineered nucleases, and more.

For the Answer

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses the promise of clinical genome sequencing for pinpointing molecular causes of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Microbial Evidence

Researchers find that hairs harbor individualized microbial communities, a finding that could have applications to forensics, particularly sex crimes.

Guideline Change

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a set of revised guidelines.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: new targets to treat Cryptococcus neoformans, map of chromatin contact patterns, and more.

The Screening Test

Reporter Beth Daley finds that some doctors and patients are placing too much stock in the outcomes of non-invasive prenatal tests.

The Mouse Version

Some cancer patients are turning to mouse avatars to personalize their treatments.


Lauren Celano at Nature Jobs describes the differences between the resume and the CV.

A postdoc position is supposed to be a 'stepping stone,' Nature Jobs says.

Finding a job in the sciences can be a challenge, writes Bryan Gaensler at the Conversation.

Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.