Exact replication of studies may not be the answer to the question of reproducibility in science, Pacific Standard says.
Newborn sequencing studies are expected to begin in the coming year.
In PNAS this week: factors modulating association between BMI and FTO gene variants, circadian cycle gene expression changes, and more.
Researchers are beginning to search for mutations that protect people from disease.
A new report from Riken says STAP cells were contaminated with cells derived from embryonic stem cell lines.
A portion of parents of children with rare diseases is starting companies to find new treatments.
In PLOS this week: bacterial community composition patterns, gene signature for late hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence, and more.
Science Friday speaks with researchers whose work has been decried as a waste of taxpayer money.
A PNAS study examines the fate of manuscripts submitted to three top medical journals.
A plan that would reorganize the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research draws criticism.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: controllable gene delivery, RefSeq prokaryotic genome dataset update, and more.
A physicist has linked 200 video game consoles together to create a supercomputer.
The Guardian discusses the National Health Service genome project in an editorial.
A report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's examination of the 2001 anthrax mailings had some scientific shortcomings.
In PNAS this week: a handful of mutations drive lung and colorectal cancer, specialization in Salmonella, and more.
NPR's Katherine Harmon Courage digs into her own microbiome and that of her family.
A Toronto-lead team uses machine learning to interpret the genome.
Cheaper sequencing may lead to widespread sequencing, even in unexpected places, The Motley Fool writes.
In PLOS this week: link between RARRES2 gene and serum chemerin levels, dengue fever assay, and more.
After efforts to replicate STAP cell findings fail, Riken's Haruko Obokata resigns.
Nathaniel Comfort discusses the genomics-enabled future.
Karolinska Institutet researchers report that exercise can influence methylation status at enhancer sites.
In Science this week: variability in gene expression, and more.
Scientific American's Charles Seife examines the world of "fill-in-the-blanks research."
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health hopes to enable sharing of genetic data, Technology Review says.
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.
Lauren Celano at Nature Jobs describes the differences between the resume and the CV.
A postdoc position is supposed to be a 'stepping stone,' Nature Jobs says.