The Scan

The Genetics of Pot

The burgeoning marijuana industry is turning to genetic analysis to develop better and more consistent products.

Anne Glover reflects on her time as the Europe Commission science advisor.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: sequencing-based digital gene expression profiling in single cells, and more.

Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, is to resign effective next month.

Bit Less

A new report examines whether — and why — US companies have been investing less in basic research.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: inducible gene editing with modified CRISPR/Cas9 system, and more.

An investigation by the New York attorney general using DNA barcoding finds many herbal supplements don't contain what they are supposed to.

Beneath the Water

Environmental DNA sampling may be a new approach for determining species diversity of the seas.

A Say

Martin Richards argues in an op-ed that the public should have more of a say in how their big health data is used.

In Genome Research this week: genetic diversity of Candida albicansDrosophila melanogaster reference genome update, and more.

US President Barack Obama announced his budget proposal for FY 2016 yesterday.

The UK Parliament has voted to allow mitochondrial transfer.

A US Congressman has introduced a resolution to recognize Darwin Day.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: differential RNA sequencing to study quorum sensing in Vibrio cholerae, potential Parkinson's disease biomarkers, and more.

When It's Worth It

KCUR in Kansas City discusses the cost and benefits of exome sequencing of rare diseases.

Still Concerns

Researchers discuss the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in an editorial.

The Foods You Eat

A consortium plans a large metagenomic study of the food supply system.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: real-time quantitative PCR assay for Schistosoma japonicum, microRNA patterns in urothelial cancer, and more.

Slowly Taking Form

US President Barack Obama is to announce further details regarding his precision medicine initiative.

A New Lure

By widening permanent resident status eligibility, China hopes to bring in more foreign researchers, ScienceInsider reports.

High Hopes

A Mayo Clinic physician says that a 'moonshot' initiative like the precision medicine program won't make most people healthier.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: crystal structure of the bacterial translocator protein, and more.

A 23andMe study of nearly 80,500 people links 35 SNPs to motion sickness.

Researchers examine the genetic population history of dogs in the Americas.

Another Approach

A new report questions the wisdom of relying on biofuels.


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.

At her blog, Dr. Becca details how she plans to deal with low funding as she heads toward tenure review.

At his blog, the Genomic Repairman recounts his transition from PhD student to postdoc.