The Scan

In The New York Times, King talks about her entry into genetics, and the time Myriad threatened her with legal action on her research on the BRCA1 gene. 

Researchers are trying to clone the animals that went extinct 4,000 years ago, but it will be a lot harder to do than it was to clone Dolly the sheep.

This Week in PNAS

Epigenetic marks that affect emotions; interpreting heritability patterns; and more.

What Does It Mean?

One issue facing personalized medicine is that many doctors aren't familiar with interpreting genetic tests, the New Yorker reports.

Hoping for More

NIH Director Francis Collins speaks with the Chronicle of Higher Education about "brighter days ahead."

Teachers' unconscious biases may discourage girls from studying math and science, a new report says.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: population structure of Peruvian Triatoma infestans, seahorse genetics, and more.

Weill Cornell Medical College's Christopher Mason and his colleagues examine the microbiome of the New York City subway.

The Genetics of Pot

The burgeoning marijuana industry is turning to genetic analysis to develop better and more consistent products.

Anne Glover reflects on her time as the Europe Commission science advisor.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: sequencing-based digital gene expression profiling in single cells, and more.

Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, is to resign effective next month.

Bit Less

A new report examines whether — and why — US companies have been investing less in basic research.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: inducible gene editing with modified CRISPR/Cas9 system, and more.

An investigation by the New York attorney general using DNA barcoding finds many herbal supplements don't contain what they are supposed to.

Beneath the Water

Environmental DNA sampling may be a new approach for determining species diversity of the seas.

A Say

Martin Richards argues in an op-ed that the public should have more of a say in how their big health data is used.

In Genome Research this week: genetic diversity of Candida albicansDrosophila melanogaster reference genome update, and more.

US President Barack Obama announced his budget proposal for FY 2016 yesterday.

The UK Parliament has voted to allow mitochondrial transfer.

A US Congressman has introduced a resolution to recognize Darwin Day.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: differential RNA sequencing to study quorum sensing in Vibrio cholerae, potential Parkinson's disease biomarkers, and more.

When It's Worth It

KCUR in Kansas City discusses the cost and benefits of exome sequencing of rare diseases.

Still Concerns

Researchers discuss the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in an editorial.

The Foods You Eat

A consortium plans a large metagenomic study of the food supply system.


The US Department of Defense plans to begin collecting data so that it can determine whether women face discrimination when seeking grants from the agency.

Foundations that offer research grants often have requirements for submitting progress reports that need to be followed.

A study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports women are now preferentially chosen over men for tenure-track positions in STEM.

As researchers spend more time in postdoc positions, others look for ways to change the system.