The Scan

The One to Beat

Forbes' Matthew Herper profiles Jay Flatley, the company, and the field he pushed to new heights.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: role of marine mammals in bringing tuberculosis to the Americas, and more.

The US National Institutes of Health is to look into racial disparities in grant funding.

In Genome Research this week: method to identify tumor copy number architecture, recurrent fusion transcript in gliomas, and more.

All Along the Genome

Schizophrenia study provides possible avenues for drug development research.

Following the Curve

Chemical & Engineering News takes a look at the sequencing market.

Could epigenetic research and worries about fetal development lead to restrictions on women?

A pair of researchers developed an algorithm to disentangle the perceived contribution of an author to a paper.

People to Watch

Tech Review presents it list of up-and-coming researchers, humanitarians, and entrepreneurs.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: advantage of pygmy phenotype, optogenetic approach to activate neurons, and more.

Big Pregnancy Data

The influx of more and more data from genetic screening and marketing is changing pregnancies, the Atlantic writes.

For Data Cleanliness

'Data wrangling' is a limiting step of analyzing big data, the New York Times reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: GEBA rationale, transcriptional changes in oyster exposed to pathogen, and more.

Search Here

One company aims to be the search engine for genomic data.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR/Cas9 editing of Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse model, and more.

The Cost Burden

Researchers examine the financial cost of research misconduct.

In a column, Carl Zimmer discusses whether there may be a link between the microbiome and behavior.

How Long to a Degree

Some Indian universities are being instructed to shorten their undergraduate science programs to three years.

Researchers present a new annotation of the cat genome.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: the Antarctic midge genome, and more.

Gauge of Risk

A company says it will soon offer a DNA-based test for suicide risk.

Very Own Mouse

Mouse avatars offer a way to determine treatment course for cancer patients, if the results come quickly enough.

So Many Proteins

Two efforts to catalog the human proteome identify core proteins as well as ones that are expressed throughout the body.

In Genome Biology this week: microbiome changes over time, peach domestication, and more.

Sequence Vibrations

Researchers identify oligionucleotides based on their resonance.


Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.

A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.

Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.

The US National Institutes of Health is seeking thoughts on the development of an emeritus award for senior researchers.