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The Scan

'No Excuse'

A scientist bemoans the lack of sharing of research results at academic medical centers.

Science for Everyone

The US National Science Foundation is starting an initiative aimed at making the scientific community more inclusive.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: four subtypes of pancreatic cancer revealed, and more

Drop to Drop

Not every drop of blood is the same, according to researchers from Rice University.

Almost Unicorn

Market research analysis firm Beauhurst says Oxford Nanopore is growing fast and highly valued.

Fell Swoop

Biochemical Pharmacology has retracted seven articles from one cancer researcher, Retraction Watch reports.

In Genome Biology this week: inter-individual variability of long non-coding RNAs, computational approach for removing low-quality cells from single-cell analyses, and more.

Monkey Business

In accordance with a congressional mandate, the NIH will call a meeting this summer to review its policies on using primates in biological research.

Tech of the Future

MIT Technology Review names the top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2016.

Fight, Fight, Fight!

The USPTO has become involved in the CRISPR-Cas9 patent dispute.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: phylogenetic patterns in disease transmission dynamics, sponge sequences as molecular markers of early animal life, and more.

Data on thousands of cancers is being moved to the cloud for researchers to use.

Crop's Little Helper

A startup company wants to increase crop yield by altering the plants' microbiomes, according to the Verge.

A genomics-based breeding program hopes to strengthen African cassava crops, the Economist reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing to detect recurrent mutations in uterine leiomyosarcoma tumors, methane production by bacteria in cattle rumen, and more.

For the Win

Biotech startups are looking to 'win the 21st century,' the Guardian reports.

Massimo Inguscio, the incoming president of Italy's National Research Council, speaks with ScienceInsider about budgets and recruiting new researchers.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: erratum to Eurasian admixture in African report, and more.

New Models

The US National Cancer Institute is phasing out its panel of 60 human cancer cell lines, according to Nature News.

Paul Nurse describes his interdisciplinary vision for the Francis Crick Institute to the Guardian.

A paper from the EteRNA team that relied on gamer community input tested authorship accountability, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic evidence of early human-Neanderthal interbreeding, and more.

Just a Few More Weeks

A test to detect the Zika virus is only weeks away, according to the World Health Organization.

Post It

Researchers and publishers met to discuss how biologists could be convinced to embrace preprints, Nature News reports.

Back in to the Coffer

Medical device companies are benefiting from the suspension of a tax on their revenue, NPR reports.


Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.

The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.

A trio of economists examines the effect of tenure clock stopping policies, the New York Times writes.

Two life science groups examine the state of the industry in California in a new report.