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Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Laureate Endorsement

Some 70 Nobel laureates endorse Hillary Clinton for US president, the New York Times reports.

When refrigerated, tomatoes' flavor metabolome and transcriptome change, a PNAS study finds.

More Data, Please

Wired takes a look at Eric Schadt's efforts at Mount Sinai to gather ever-larger datasets.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: double-strand breaks in the mouse genome, metabolomic features of yeast deletion strains, and more.

Bad News for Britain?

The New York Times says Brexit could really hurt the UK's science community, and is making entrepreneurs think about leaving the country. 

Biden, Over and Out

Vice President Biden has presented his final assessment as VP on the progress of the Cancer Moonshot program.

Scientific American says that when it comes to science, Donald Trump's views are "shockingly ignorant."

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: a single-molecule sequencing strategy, newly generated and steady-state transcripts in developing Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings, and more.

Taking Advice

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's recent $3 billion pledge for medical research is shining a spotlight on scientists who join together to advise science philanthropy.

For Hornless Cows

Science Friday reports University of California, Davis, researchers have used gene editing to develop dairy cows that don't have horns.

Seeking a Reason Why

Molecular autopsies may uncover genetic variants that caused death, but then again, they may not, the Atlantic writes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic and environmental interactions that affect susceptibility to colorectal cancer, genetic diversity in ancient human head louse, and more.

Researchers unearth instances of horizontal gene transfer between bacteria used in making cheese, New Scientist reports.

A study appearing in Genetics of Danish high school students finds that the population of Denmark is rather homogenous.

In a new study, researchers find a genetic as well as environmental role in toddlers' picky eating.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: approach to uncover recent changes in allele frequencies, and more.

Researchers describe using a CRISPR approach to edit the sickle cell gene in vitro, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Commercial Influence

Stanford University's John Ioannidis laments commercial influences on medical review articles at NPR.

Not Recommended

New Australian guidelines discourage people from seeking genetic testing on their own, the Guardian reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: lack of diversity in genomic studies, and more.

IBM is to make its Watson technology available to its employees to identify what cancer treatments might work for them, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Bison Diversity Boost

Researchers hope to increase the genetic diversity of bison in Minnesota, the Associated Press reports.

Reversal for Some

Nature News writes that efforts like ExAC are enabling researchers to call some seemingly disease-linked variants as benign.


Bitesize Bio's Gail Seigel offers some tips on running a low-budget lab.

The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.

Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.

A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.