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The Scan

In Genome Research this week: lncRNA and gene expression regulation, population structure of the equine infectious disease strangles, and more.

The Precision Medicine Initiative is working out how to go about recruiting participants, Nature News reports.

A report from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology identifies consensus recommendations to make biomedical research more sustainable.

Researchers link a gene variant to compulsive drinking in a mouse study.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: tumor DNA in cerebrospinal fluid, genetic factors influencing ability to sweat in humans, and more.

Share It

In an op-ed, UCSC's David Haussler encourages patients to share their genetic information.

All the DNA on Earth

A trio of researchers in Edinburgh sought to determine how much DNA there is in the biosphere.

Better Understanding

Motherboard looks into the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mitochondrial DNA dynamics, tuberculosis transmission patterns in Malawi, and more.

Series of Events

Researchers have penned a letter to Science to criticize it for reinforcing "damaging stereotypes."

Lawmakers are encouraging the National Institutes of Health to offer prize-based challenges.

Researchers examine the genetic heritability of sweetness perception.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: reason for partial HIV vaccine protection, and more.

Try, Try Again

With its new version of the National Children's Study, NIH hopes to avoid past errors, ScienceInsider says.

Not Here

Russia is to consider a ban of certain foreign scientists and organizations seen as security threats, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The interactions between the microbes of the gut affect the ability of a C. diff infection to take hold, Ed Yong writes.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: two loci linked to depression, CRISPR/Cas9-based study of diarrhea-causing microbe, and more.

A Model Organ

Organs-on-chips are steaming ahead for use in drug development, Nature News reports.

Access and Authority

Congressional lawmakers have introduced a "right to try" bill, but critics say it could affect FDA's regulatory authority.

High on the List

A study of an email of recent papers of interest sent to large numbers of economists finds that papers listed at the top get cited more, NPR reports.

In Genome Biology this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity assessed with single-cell RNA sequencing, common epigenetic alterations in tumors, and more.

Non-invasive prenatal screening tests are not only detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities, but also some cases of maternal cancer.

Piece of the Patents

Researchers report in PLOS One on their examination of the percentage of women represented on patent filings.

Hans Krebs' Nobel Prize is to be auctioned to raise money to support researchers.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: MC4R mutations enable Mexican cavefish to survive in food-poor environments, genes linked to ethanol consumption in flies, and more.


A program at the University of Colorado Boulder shakes up science teaching.

Keeping to a schedule helps principal investigators keep their lab and research humming along, the Nature Jobs blog says.

A Harvard professor blogs about how a hiring committee he is on is conducting its faculty search.

At The Scientist, Muhammad Ahmed argues that postdocs need to be supported to ensure countries' scientific prowess.