The Scan

Hans Krebs' Nobel Prize is to be auctioned to raise money to support researchers.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: MC4R mutations enable Mexican cavefish to survive in food-poor environments, genes linked to ethanol consumption in flies, and more.

Two investigations find evidence of research misconduct, though not fraud, in plant biologist Olivier Voinnet's publications.

A Genetic Sneak Peek

GenePeeks, a startup company that gauges the genetic disease risk of simulated children, plans to expand its services.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: missense variant linked to form of primary open-angle glaucoma, sapovirus genome sequence, and more.

The US House of Representatives passes the 21st Century Cures Act.

Another Go Round

Genetic analysis indicates the resurgence of Ebola in Liberia might be due to a survivor of the previous outbreak, the New York Times says.

The Journal of the American Medical Association catches up with Harold Varmus on the next stage of his career.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: single-cell resolution reference maps of the mouse and human immune system, sperm RNA as biomarker of male infertility, and more.

A tussle over Alzheimer's disease trial data leads to a lawsuit between the University of California, San Diego, and one of its former researchers.

Plants on Ice

The Smithsonian is jump-starting its effort to bank the genomic diversity of plants.

Private Russian science-funding foundation closes after being labeled a foreign agent.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: factors regulating human egg production, and more.

It's, Uh, 'Genomical'

Researchers say that genomics may outstrip astronomy, YouTube, and Twitter in data production in the next decade.

A blogger considers how declining to share data should be handled.

As the Virus Travels

Whole-genome sequencing has traced much of the 2010 measles outbreak in British Columbia to a single visitor.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: software package to fix RNA-seq alignment artifacts, differential gene expression profiles of infectious Leishmania, and more.

Marcia McNutt, the editor-in-chief of Science, has been nominated to become president of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Two research teams in China home in on a gene that gives rice a long, slender shape.

Device Tax Considered

US lawmakers are considering eliminating the medical devices tax that is part of the Affordable Care Act.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: human cytomegalovirus diversity, patterns of homologous recombination in E. coli, and more.

Team science leads some researchers to get lost in the shuffle, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

The White House seeks to update how biotechnology products are regulated.

The American Society of Human Genetics has issued a position statement on genetic testing of children.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: oral microbiomes of dogs and their owners, Plasmodium vivax population structure, and more.


If you're looking to make a career change, Nature Jobs notes that's the time to refresh your soft and hard skills — strategically.

A proposed change to labor regulations has some thinking that postdocs may get overtime pay or a raise.

Thomas Magaldi, a career services administrator at the Sloan Kettering Institute, describes how he found that career path at Nature Jobs.

At Bitesize Bio, Dhivya Kumar shares tips for figuring out your post-grad school career move.