In Science this week: variability in gene expression, and more.
Scientific American's Charles Seife examines the world of "fill-in-the-blanks research."
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health hopes to enable sharing of genetic data, Technology Review says.
An artist creates sculptures based on DNA discarded by strangers.
In Nature this week: detecting DNA double-strand breaks made by engineered nucleases, and more.
NIH Director Francis Collins discusses the promise of clinical genome sequencing for pinpointing molecular causes of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Researchers find that hairs harbor individualized microbial communities, a finding that could have applications to forensics, particularly sex crimes.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a set of revised guidelines.
In Cell this week: new targets to treat Cryptococcus neoformans, map of chromatin contact patterns, and more.
Reporter Beth Daley finds that some doctors and patients are placing too much stock in the outcomes of non-invasive prenatal tests.
Some cancer patients are turning to mouse avatars to personalize their treatments.
The Smithsonian Institution is launching a biodiversity genomics institute.
In PNAS this week: proteogenomic approach to profile post-translational modifications and gene expression, ancient horse genomes, and more.
The US National Institutes of Health is ending the longitudinal National Children's Study.
Lego is bringing back its limited edition Research Institute set with female scientists, the New York Times reports.
In PLOS this week: lipid metabolites linked to heart disease risk, transcriptomic conservation in fish, and more.
Researchers have developed genome maps that show how DNA loops together.
Recent studies indicate that hangover severity may be heritable, the Guardian reports.
Researchers consider sequencing sewage as a means of tracking outbreaks.
In Science this week: bird genome sequences and insight into their evolution, and more.
Billionaire Paul Allen has launched a new institute to study cellular components.
Joshua Krisch at Scientific American's Observations blog discusses the R&D tax credit.
In Nature this week: multiple rare genetic mutations linked to early-onset heart attack, and more.
The US Congress reached a budget deal yesterday, and poll.
The billionaire purchaser of James Watson's Nobel Prize wants him to keep it.
The US Department of Defense plans to begin collecting data so that it can determine whether women face discrimination when seeking grants from the agency.
Foundations that offer research grants often have requirements for submitting progress reports that need to be followed.
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.