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The Scan

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says that, if elected, she'd continue the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

A Server of Its Own

The American Chemical Society says it will be starting a preprint server for chemistry papers, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: bottleneck sequencing system, dromedary camel coronaviruses, and more.

The UK government has announced that it will cover the cost of science projects currently supported by EU grants.

Stat News reports that companies offering genetic tests for concussion risk are struggling.

Researchers retract a paper due to contamination in the cell lines they used.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: statistical method for prioritizing candidate genes, apple chorotic leaf spot virus sequence, and more.

Ancient DNA analysis leads two groups to differing conclusions about the peopling of the Americas, the New York Times reports.

Researchers have developed a model of Williams syndrome, a genetic condition that leads people to be hyper-sociable.

Keep on Going

Researchers examine persistence among historically underrepresented minority students in the sciences.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: imaging approach to visual epigenetic activity in the brain, and more.

A genetic analysis of ancient horses suggests Vikings might have spread horses with the ability to amble to Iceland and, perhaps, Asia.

Wildlife officials hope that the Sumatran rhinoceros genome will inform their captive-breeding efforts.

Case Dropped

An investigation by Cell Press didn't support accusations of image manipulation for two high-profile papers, Retraction Watch reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: SNP map of African rice based on the resequencing of 93 varieties, and more.

Chicago magazine says the genome is having a "Facebook moment."

ScienceDebate is once again asking all the presidential candidates to answer 20 questions on science, research, and innovation.

The Varmus Book Club

The former NIH and NCI director offers suggestions for anyone looking to do a bit of summer reading.

In Genome Biology this week: over-representation of European individuals in large datasets, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone in East Asia, and more.

New research shows early man's use of fire may have triggered mutations that contributed to human evolution.

"Gene doping" may be the next method athletes use to give themselves an edge.

The Next New Thing

Researchers are already looking for alternatives to CRISPR, Nature News says.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: a microRNA contributing to progression and treatment response in some melanomas, oncogene-induced senescence, and more.

Insider Info

A clinical trial PI faces insider-trading charges, according to Pharmalot's Ed Silverman.

Chinese news service Xinhua reports China is launching a newborn genome project.


Bitesize Bio's Gail Seigel offers some tips on running a low-budget lab.

The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.

Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.

A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.