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This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: essential Bacillus subtilis genes, human skin microbiome stability, and more.

The European Union calls for all publicly funded scientific papers to be immediately freely accessible to the public by 2020.

On the Go

The New York Times writes that the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology's Emmanuelle Charpentier has always been on the move, though now it's more about CRISPR.

Tech companies like Microsoft are looking into DNA as a data storage device, Scientific American writes.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: peanut subgenome progenitor sequence, homozygosity mapping and linkage analyses using exome data, and more.

Surprise Proposal

French researchers criticize unexpected government plan to cut research funding, ScienceInsider reports.

Sing It

The director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins sang the national anthem this week before a baseball game.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR-based barcodes to trace cell lineages, and more.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is to be the new sponsor of the prestigious high school Science Talent Search competition, according to the New York Times.

Berg in at Science

Jeremy Berg is to be the next editor in chief of Science magazine.

Glossed Over It

The Wall Street Journal reports that Walgreens didn't fully vet Theranos before entering partnership.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genetic mechanism through which some cancers evade the immune system, and more.

Can It Be Done Again?

Some 90 percent of respondents to a Nature survey say there is a research reproducibility crisis.

Just the One, Really

San Diego's biotech scene has a dearth of executives who are women, Stat News reports.

A Caltech professor wins the Millennium Technology Prize that lauds technological advances that improve human life.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic analysis of the Venus flytrap, SMASH approach for CNV analysis, and more.

Search for Why

Researchers trace the deaths of a pair of newborn siblings to a mutation in their LIPT1 genes through whole-exome sequencing, Stat News reports.

Researchers find different molecular signatures in cancers from men as compared to those from women, the Wall Street Journal reports.

For Safety

French officials release a report and move to strength safety measures for clinical trials, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: system to track intron gains and losses, role of RUNX during mitosis, and more.

Out of the Game

A lack of stability in research funding drives researchers away from academia, researchers write at eLife.

Scene of the Crime

One case illustrates how DNA evidence can incriminate an innocent person, Scientific American says.

Decades in the Making

A team describes its idea for a clinical trial data-sharing database, called Vivli, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.

Slips Through

Mitochondrial replacement therapy may not always eliminate faulty mitochondria, a new study finds.


Bitesize Bio offers some word of wisdom for designing a new lab.

A study finds that some women choose science majors later in their college careers.

The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.

Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.