The Scan

SolveBio's Mark Kaganovich says at TechCrunch that genomics needs an app to push it into the mainstream.

The Colors They Show

By studying the spectra of microbes on Earth, a team of researchers hopes to be better equipped to detect any on other worlds.

In Genome Research this week: methylation patterns in multiple myeloma, recent Y chromosome bottleneck, and more.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

Just a Hairy Elephant

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

A Harvard Business Review study found four major patterns of gender biases and added that black and Latina scientists further had to navigate racial stereotypes.

Fareed Zakaria writes that instead of focusing solely on STEM-related courses, students would do well to pursue the liberal arts if they want to be technology innovators.

GNC will start using DNA testing to authentic the presence of plants included in its labels, following an agreement with the New York Attorney General.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: variant linked to canine cleft lip, new compression tool, and more.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.

Not So Fast

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Not a Straight Line

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

A Country's Risk

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Researchers are testing homomorphic encryption to keep data needed for personalized medicine analyses secure, according to Nature News.

Researchers examine the genetic ancestry of the Americas in Nature Communications.

In Genome Biology this week: horizontal gene transfer in metazoans, field pathogenomics study of wheat fungus, and more.

Three philanthropies have teamed up on a new program to support early career researchers in the biomedical sciences.

Carlos Moedas tells scientists that the plan to use some Horizon 2020 funds for a separate project will stimulate research.

Tumor on a Dish

Researchers are growing tumors in the lab in the hope of guiding cancer treatments.

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If you're looking to make a career change, Nature Jobs notes that's the time to refresh your soft and hard skills — strategically.

A proposed change to labor regulations has some thinking that postdocs may get overtime pay or a raise.

Thomas Magaldi, a career services administrator at the Sloan Kettering Institute, describes how he found that career path at Nature Jobs.

At Bitesize Bio, Dhivya Kumar shares tips for figuring out your post-grad school career move.