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The Scan

Researchers are seeking funds to sequence three Manx cats.

Lives of Laureates

A new play examines the experiences of women who have received Nobel Prizes in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Good for a Brew

Researchers examine the genomes and history of lager yeast.

In Genome Biology this week: pan-genome orthology clustering tool, statistical method to find mutually exclusive mutations in sequenced tumor samples, and more.

In Medical Hypotheses, Giovanni Domenico Tebala notes that meta-analyses are becoming more common and wonders what that means for the future of clinical evidence.

MD Anderson Cancer Center's Nicholas Navin receives an award from AAAS recognizing his single-cell sequencing efforts.

A report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee finds network security to be lacking at a number of US Department of Health and Human Services divisions.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: gene sets linked to memory, mutation that restores drug sensitivity to Plasmodium falciparum parasites, and more.

Back to the Bench

Robert Tjian is stepping down at the end of next year as the head of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

More and more authors are showing up on research papers, the Wall Street Journal notes.

Editas Medicine raises $120 million to develop a multi-purpose gene editing approach.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: rat kangaroo transcriptome sequences, Scale Drop Disease Virus sequence, and more.

The White House has announced nominations for the NSF deputy director and the director of the DOE's Office of Science.

An op-ed from Harvard's Steven Pinker argues that bioethics needs to get out of the way of biomedical research.

Guttmacher to Retire

Alan Guttmacher, the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is retiring.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: human population copy number analysis, and more.

Declaring ahead of time what a clinical trial is examining and registering it with has led to a decline in the number of trials reporting positive results.

A study set to begin later this year plans to use electronic health record data to recruit participants, Scientific American reports.

At the Guardian, Richard Grant discusses the UK research budget and proposed cost-saving ideas.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new susceptibility loci for cutaneous malignant melanoma, and more.

Three Markers

A Queen Mary University of London-led team reports on a three-protein biomarker panel for early stage pancreatic cancer.

Johns Hopkins University's Arturo Casadevall describes the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting's approach to seek gender parity among speakers.

Weight-loss surgeries affect patients' gut microbiomes, according to a team of Swedish researchers.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to improve read alignment accuracy, new scheme for multiplexed targeted enrichment, and more.

Right Back at You

The University of Southern California lodges a cross-complaint in its legal dispute with the University of California, San Diego, over a large Alzheimer's disease project.


A program at the University of Colorado Boulder shakes up science teaching.

Keeping to a schedule helps principal investigators keep their lab and research humming along, the Nature Jobs blog says.

A Harvard professor blogs about how a hiring committee he is on is conducting its faculty search.

At The Scientist, Muhammad Ahmed argues that postdocs need to be supported to ensure countries' scientific prowess.