The Scan

Money for Big Data

The US National Institutes of Health awarded grants aimed at making sense of big biomedical data.

A Fraud Blockbuster

A fictionalized movie version of the Hwang Woo-Suk cloning scandal is in Korean theaters.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: additional variants linked to human height, and more.

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg discussed the speed of medical device reviews at AdvaMed.

A Grand Challenge is looking for ideas from any source.

The Nanoscopy Nobel

A trio of researchers wins this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pushing the boundaries of microscopy to the nanoscale.

Lone Star Biotech

BioSpace writes that Texas is a biotech hotspot.

In Genome Biology this week: Anopheles stephensi genome and annotation, CNVs in low-grade gliomas, and more.

Shiny Medal

Bruce Alberts is among this year's National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners.

Raising Money

Britain leads other European countries in biotech cash raised for the first half of the year.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: familial and de novo variants in autism spectrum disorders, heritability of educational attainment, and more.

The New York Times discusses big data studies.

Morris Collen Dies

Morris Collen, who developed a medical database for Kaiser Permanente, has died.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: polyneuropathy in Leonberger dogs, liver regulatory elements involved in drug response, and more.

The Navigation Nobel

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to researchers who uncovered cells that help people navigate their environments.

Round and Round We Go

A battle is brewing between the US National Science Foundation and the House committee that oversees the agency, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: HIV-1 traced to 1920s Kinshasa, and more.

Reversion to Type

A cosmologist puts forth a new theory of cancer.

Researchers are using the supercomputer Watson to find genes linked to heart attack.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: monarch butterfly genome, and more.

Santa Cruz researchers unveil an Ebola genome browser.

US National Institutes of Health will no longer fund research that uses random-source dogs.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: Candidate Cancer Gene Database, expression changes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus upon infection, and more.

Blisters for Science

French researchers calling for greater science funding and more research positions are descending on Paris via foot, bicycle, and kayak.

Science program graduates may not have great quantitative skills, but that may be because it's not included in the curriculum, one researcher argues.


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.

Finding a job in the sciences can be a challenge, writes Bryan Gaensler at the Conversation.

Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.