The Scan

An Irish agriculture official says genomics could be used to fight cattle rustlers, according to AgriLand.

In Genome Biology this week: rare CNVs and gene signatures of human cancer linked with survival, Mediterranean fruit fly genome assembly, and more.

Allen Roses Dies

Duke University's Allen Roses, known for his Alzheimer's disease research and more, has died.

An op-ed in the New York Times argues that the Nobel Prizes should be updated to honor a greater range of scientific fields.

Cancer predisposition clinics are helping families with children with cancer gauge their risk of disease, the Wall Street Journal reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: sequencing approaches to characterize cisplatin-mediated DNA damage, somatic mosaicism in long-QT syndrome case, and more.

Yoshinori Ohsumi has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for his work in autophagy.

Many Roles of Testing

Genetic testing can help guide prevention, establish a diagnosis, and choose treatment approaches for breast cancer, the Journal News says.

For Sharing

Researchers are turning to GitHub to share data, Nature News reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: recombinant bat coronavirus, transcriptional patterns in a hermaphroditic parasitic flatworm, and more.

Urged to Amend

Stat News reports that there's muted opposition to the Kuwaiti DNA database law.

In a blog post, Brigham and Women's Hospital's Robert Green discusses "predispositional personal genome sequencing."

To Follow Up On

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics identifies ethical questions to explore surrounding genome editing.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: global genetic diversity map, and more.

Researchers discuss the need for antibody standards at a meeting, NPR reports.

DNA phenotyping puts a potential face to a suspect in a nearly 25-year-old murder, the AP reports.

Some Cold Water

Even with all the current enthusiasm for gene therapies, Tech Review cautions that they are mostly in the early stages of development.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genetic link between birth weight and adult-onset diseases, and more.

New Baby Boy

New York-based doctors announce the birth of a baby boy whose parents underwent mitochondrial transfer therapy, New Scientist reports.

Goodbye and Godspeed

Science should wish PhDs who leave academia well, a Nature editorial says.

Round and Round We Go

BMJ study says that about half of former hematology-oncology regulators now work for industry.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: transcriptome patterns of Zika-infected cells, updated Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, and more.

The Japan Times says regulations are needed to oversee human genome-editing research.

At Wired, a science journalist discusses her decision not to undergo BRCA testing.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.


A survey of UK academics found that women tended to have higher teaching loads than men, according to Nature News.

A study appearing in PNAS finds that the mean age of the US scientific workforce is increasing.

At Science Careers, Princeton University's Julian West advises new researchers to read widely.

At Science Careers, a researcher describes how her rejuvenated postdoc science policy committee is promoting science.