Law enforcement agencies are enthusiastic about the potential for rapid DNA profiling, Mother Jones reports.
In Science this week: comparison of mouse and human regulatory DNA regions, and more.
The US National Institutes of Health aims to promote the sharing of findings from clinical trials.
China is projected to spend more on research and development than the US by the end of the decade, a new report says.
Researchers link a gene variant to an increased likelihood of being in a relationship.
In Nature this week: Mouse ENCODE results, and more.
Some drug companies are searching for people who naturally lack a working copy of a gene to see if that can help them find new drug targets.
Current metrics that evaluate academic research need to change but so-called altmetrics aren't mature enough to be widely used, writes Andy Tattersall at The Conversation.
Mice exposed to stress early in life can be better at coping and have epigenetic alterations that they may pass on to their offspring.
In Cell this week: long non-coding RNA involved in breast cancer metastasis, single-haplotype iterative mapping and sequencing of mouse Y chromosome, and more.
A trio of researchers envisions a place for both population-scale and personalized medicine.
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that bind to genetic markers found on circulating tumor cells.
A study finds that there's a genetic component to sexual orientation in men.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional patterns in mice and humans, proteome-wide changes due to genetic code alterations, and more.
Reliance on genomics may be one reason for a slowdown in new drugs, the New York Times Magazine says.
Mouse model indicates that gut bacteria may help hosts avoid viral infections.
In PLOS this week: variants of small effect influence cognitive ability, genomic characterization of haloarchaea, and more.
New set of European policy advisers lacks a scientific post.
A pair of professors examines the influence of lobbying on federal biomedical research funding.
The Idiopathic Diseases of Man study has been able to identify the likely source of a girl's health issues.
In Science this week: genetic analysis of tumors informs drug combinations, map of meiotic DNA double-strand breaks, and more.
To find better treatments for depression, the Broad Institute's Steven Hyman says a large-scale genetic study of the condition is needed.
Researchers link mitochondrial dysfunction to glaucoma.
Researchers scour the genomes of supercentenarians, looking for a clue to long life, but come up short.
In Nature this week: variant linked to reduced typhoid fever risk, and more.
The US Department of Defense plans to begin collecting data so that it can determine whether women face discrimination when seeking grants from the agency.
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.