In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the dynamics of epigenetic marks, an approach for uncovering cancer drivers from transcriptional data, and more.
A study has found that the number of women who are first authors on medical studies has plateaued in recent years.
Genetic tests are helping clinicians determine which prostate cancers need to be treated and which may be indolent, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A billionaire entrepreneur is taking his highly valued firm NantHealth public.
In PNAS this week: ties between epigenetic changes and metabolic memory, dromedary domestication patterns, and more.
Scientists point out oversights in Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's New Yorker piece on epigenetics.
A group of researchers wants to find and sequence Leonardo da Vinci's genome.
Trial studying the use of next-generation sequencing-based pre-implantation genetic screening has its first birth, the Guardian reports.
In PLOS this week: database of information on Streptococcus mitis, cockroach gut transcriptome and microbiome, and more.
A recent study examines how a paper, despite being retracted, can influence its field, Retraction Watch reports.
France's research minister tells Nature News that he hopes to simplify the research bureaucracy and improve funding.
Stat News profiles the Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar.
In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach to identify gene variants, and more.
The San Francisco Business Times examines Verily's latest hires.
Craig Venter's Human Longevity is deeply phenotyping individuals and capturing their genetic profiles to explore aging.
A number of studies indicate that genes might influence political beliefs, Scientific American Mind reports.
In Nature this week: comprehensive analysis of somatic mutations in breast cancer, and more.
Researchers link obesity in Labrador retrievers to a deletion in their POMC gene.
The users of file-sharing site Sci-Hub work all around the globe where research is going on, Science's John Bohannon reports.
The US National Academy of Sciences has announced 84 new members and 21 foreign associates.
In Cell this week: transcriptional map of human embryo development, circadian clock genes in acute myeloid leukemia, and more.
After nine years, the Canadian government is loosening its restrictions on government scientists' ability to speak to the press and public.
Lita Nelsen from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's technology-transfer office is retiring after decades there.
Two Stanford professors are turning to the online game EteRNA to develop a new way to diagnose tuberculosis.
In PNAS this week: genetic method to gauge age of ancient samples, genetic polymorphisms in mouse strain, and more.
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.