The Scan

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: GWAS links gene to noise-induced hearing loss in mice, population genetics of malaria parasites, and more.

The World Health Organization calls for the public release of clinical trial results within a year of the completion of data collection.

Nature has retracted a 2002 epigenetics paper for image manipulation.

African and US health officials work to establish an Africa-wide Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: measles virus nucleocapsid structure, and more.

The Pair of Them

Hopkins researchers report that matched tumor-normal pairs are necessary to identify and interpret mutations found in patients' tumors.

CRISPR Fight Flares

The University of California is questioning the Broad Institute CRISPR patents, Tech Review reports.

Moving Dollars Around

Republicans on the House science committee put forth an America COMPETES Act reauthorization bill.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic imprinting maps, spatial origin of cells, and more.

Gathering the Data

IBM and its partners look to combine health information to develop a health platform for the Watson supercomputer.

The Hot New Method

BioMed Central's Rafal Marszalek discusses the surging popularity of genome editing.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: approach to assess multiple protein sequence alignments, method to characterize alternative splicing events from RNA-seq data, and more.

Scientists in British Columbia are setting up a genomic surveillance system for avian influenza.

Connie Marshner at the Federalist wonders whether the pilot projects examining newborn genome sequencing are harbingers of a mandatory program.

Pyrimidines in Space

NASA researchers say they've reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine from pyrimidines under space-like conditions.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: omic characterization of Rett syndrome model, alternative splicing mechanisms in human T cells, and more.

Some health insurance companies are declining to cover multi-gene panel tests, Reuters reports.

Between the Coasts

The Wall Street Journal profiles NewLink Genetics, a biotech company based in Iowa.

Researchers isolate DNA from a 170,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pangenome, Venus clam immune transcriptome, and more.

Let's Talk About It

About a third of breast cancer patients are highly interested in genetic testing, but less than half of those interested actually discuss testing with their doctor, according to a new report.

Genes as One Factor

Swedish researchers report on a genetic component to sexual offending risk.

From Mom's Genes

Researchers report that which genes a mother has can influence the development of her baby's microbiome.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: mountain gorilla genomes highlight low genetic diversity, and more.

Genome sequencing may soon be another debate among new parents, Helen Thomas writes at New Scientist.


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.

Lauren Celano at Nature Jobs describes the differences between the resume and the CV.