Mouse model indicates that gut bacteria may help hosts avoid viral infections.
In PLOS this week: variants of small effect influence cognitive ability, genomic characterization of haloarchaea, and more.
New set of European policy advisers lacks a scientific post.
A pair of professors examines the influence of lobbying on federal biomedical research funding.
The Idiopathic Diseases of Man study has been able to identify the likely source of a girl's health issues.
In Science this week: genetic analysis of tumors informs drug combinations, map of meiotic DNA double-strand breaks, and more.
To find better treatments for depression, the Broad Institute's Steven Hyman says a large-scale genetic study of the condition is needed.
Researchers link mitochondrial dysfunction to glaucoma.
Researchers scour the genomes of supercentenarians, looking for a clue to long life, but come up short.
In Nature this week: variant linked to reduced typhoid fever risk, and more.
Researchers have coupled optogenetics with cybernetics to control gene expression using brain waves.
Contamination may be affecting a number of microbiome studies, according to a new paper out in BMC Biology.
The creators of BioRxiv say the preprint server is off to a good start.
In Genome Research this week: genomic characterization of E. coli found outside the intestines, single haplotype human genome assembly, and more.
In PNAS this week: cat domestication signatures, transcriptional artifacts linked to blood sample storage, and more.
Co.Design says Fluidigm's Juno system looks likes a cross between a Jawbone speaker and a 1980s Macintosh.
An Australian research team describes the life cycle of neochromosomes.
A combination of genomic analysis and iPS cell-based studies homed in on a possible cause of a boy's autism.
Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Victor Ambros, and Gary Ruvkun are among the winners of the Breakthrough prize.
Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics discusses the challenges of more extensive whole-genome sequencing.
Decode is using a genomically ordered relations database to handle its data, IEEE Spectrum says.
In PLOS this week: rhythms in DNA methylation patterns, Jerusalem artichoke transcriptome, and more.
The Human Protein Atlas finds that the tissue in the human body harboring the highest number of unique proteins is the testis.
Google is offering genome data storage and analysis, Tech Review says.
The Chinese government plans to change how it awards research grants.
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.