The Scan

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.

Yahoo Japan aims to offer genomics services this fall.

Going Big

Med tech mergers and acquisitions heat up for the first part of 2014.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: gut microbial communities vary with gestational age, CombiGEM method, and more.

A Patent, Too

An Australian minister suggests that patents be a metric for determining funding.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: snowpack microbiome, approach to estimate age of rare human variants, and more.

Geneticists Respond

More than a hundred population genetics and human evolution researchers sign a letter in the New York Times saying a recent book misrepresents their field.

Researchers are applying genomic approaches to the study of speciation.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: x-ray structure of the Cascade complex, and more.

Where on the List

At Five Thirty-Eight, a statistician examines the number of papers written by female scientists and where on the author list they fall.

Updating the List

With a new application process, the Directory of Open Access Journals aims to remove predatory publishers from its list.


Finding a job in the sciences can be a challenge, writes Bryan Gaensler at the Conversation.

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.