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Best Face Forward

The Wall Street Journal examines the spin and secrecy at embattled blood-testing firm Theranos.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of lager yeast, phylogenetic study of Rickettsia africae, and more.

US regulators have banned Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning or operating a clinical lab.

'Customized Care'

In an op-ed, President Barack Obama says the US is investing in precision medicine.

Who's Out There?

Chinese researchers are using environmental DNA to monitor what species live in rivers, New Scientist reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: link between in utero diet, epigenetics, and genetics; circulating tumor DNA indicates relapse risk; and more.

The Google Doodle today in much of the world honors chromosome scientist Nettie Stevens.

Microsoft and the University of Washington researchers encode 200 megabytes of data in DNA.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: interactions between nuclear and mitochondrial genomes influences aging, and more.

Happy 20, Dolly

In a series of articles, Scientific American looks at the 20 years since Dolly the Sheep was cloned.

Open Emails

An appeals court rules on a lawsuit regarding the White House science advisor's email.

The National Institutes of Health launches a study of breast cancer genetics in black women.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: competitive endogenous RNAs, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of Plasmodium falciparum, and more.

Vice President Joe Biden tells NPR that the cancer research field is poised for breakthroughs.

A survey finds a high level of data fabrication among UK researchers, but Retraction Watch reports it has some methodological constraints.

From Poets to Galileo

An op-ed contributor to the New York Times writes that there is "no distinctly scientific method."

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: Arabidopsis methylation patterns, models for estimating heritability, and more.

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach to limit herpesviruses replication.

Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to embrace genetically modified crops.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: spatial transcriptomics strategy, and more.

Biotech Orig3N has a deal with the San Francisco 49ers to collect blood samples from fans to build its repository, NinersNation reports.

Start From Scratch

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report recommends that the attempt to revise the Common Rule start over again, NPR reports.

Promising Trial

A trial by Tesaro indicates that its PARP inhibitor can limit ovarian cancer growth in patients with and without BRCA mutations.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: methylation analysis methods compared, and more.

Moonshot Booster

An event today is to highlight cancer research efforts and bolster the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, according to the Associated Press.


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

Spots in genetic counseling training programs are competitive, Maclean's reports.

Bitesize Bio offers some tips to make PubMed searches more efficient.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals comes out on top of Science Careers' ranking of best biotech and pharma employers.