The New Yorker's Michael Specter discusses the elimination of the European Commission chief scientific adviser position.
In PLOS this week: loci linked to aggressive prostate cancer, metabolic profiling of mice with Chagas disease, and more.
Nature examines indirect costs and how they are calculated.
A startup says its DNA laser printing approach can create probiotics to make women's vaginas smell like peaches.
Law enforcement agencies are enthusiastic about the potential for rapid DNA profiling, Mother Jones reports.
In Science this week: comparison of mouse and human regulatory DNA regions, and more.
The US National Institutes of Health aims to promote the sharing of findings from clinical trials.
China is projected to spend more on research and development than the US by the end of the decade, a new report says.
Researchers link a gene variant to an increased likelihood of being in a relationship.
In Nature this week: Mouse ENCODE results, and more.
Some drug companies are searching for people who naturally lack a working copy of a gene to see if that can help them find new drug targets.
Current metrics that evaluate academic research need to change but so-called altmetrics aren't mature enough to be widely used, writes Andy Tattersall at The Conversation.
Mice exposed to stress early in life can be better at coping and have epigenetic alterations that they may pass on to their offspring.
In Cell this week: long non-coding RNA involved in breast cancer metastasis, single-haplotype iterative mapping and sequencing of mouse Y chromosome, and more.
A trio of researchers envisions a place for both population-scale and personalized medicine.
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that bind to genetic markers found on circulating tumor cells.
A study finds that there's a genetic component to sexual orientation in men.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional patterns in mice and humans, proteome-wide changes due to genetic code alterations, and more.
Reliance on genomics may be one reason for a slowdown in new drugs, the New York Times Magazine says.
Mouse model indicates that gut bacteria may help hosts avoid viral infections.
In PLOS this week: variants of small effect influence cognitive ability, genomic characterization of haloarchaea, and more.
New set of European policy advisers lacks a scientific post.
A pair of professors examines the influence of lobbying on federal biomedical research funding.
The Idiopathic Diseases of Man study has been able to identify the likely source of a girl's health issues.
In Science this week: genetic analysis of tumors informs drug combinations, map of meiotic DNA double-strand breaks, and more.
Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.
A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.
Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.
The US National Institutes of Health is seeking thoughts on the development of an emeritus award for senior researchers.