The Scan

US National Institutes of Health will no longer fund research that uses random-source dogs.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: Candidate Cancer Gene Database, expression changes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus upon infection, and more.

Blisters for Science

French researchers calling for greater science funding and more research positions are descending on Paris via foot, bicycle, and kayak.

Science program graduates may not have great quantitative skills, but that may be because it's not included in the curriculum, one researcher argues.

Too Slow or Too Fast

The Hoover Institution's Henry Miller writes in the New York Post that FDA only moves quickly when the public is watching.

Another Branch

Researchers sequenced the mitochondrial genome of a 2,330-year-old man from southern Africa.

The European Parliament asks the nominee for the commission's science and research post some questions.

A study finds that the scientific evidence for the clearance of many medical devices is often not publicly available.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: evolution of mutualism, possible syncytin role in placental formation, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: population structure and ancestry profiles of people in South America and Mexico, microRNAs involved in Kaposi's sarcoma, and more.

The Vulnerabilities

Genome editing could be used to combat diseases like HIV and sickle cell anemia, the Broad's Feng Zhang says.

The War Within

University of California, Santa Cruz, researchers examine the "evolutionary arms race" between the host genome and retrotransposons.

Survival Extension

A study finds that Roche's Perjeta could extend patients' lives, the New York Times reports.

US National Institutes of Health funding goes through periods of highs and lows.

Illumina's deSouza sees sequencing continuing to grow as the genome moves into the clinic.

Few randomized clinical trials are re-analyzed by independent researchers, a study finds.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: epigenetic patterns involved in blood and immune system development, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: the common carp genome, and more.

'Not a Panacea'

People have to be careful when relying on both whole-genome sequencing and big data, says Nobel laureate Walter Gilbert.

Nobel Betting Begins

Thomson Reuters presents its annual predictions of who might take home the Nobel Prize.

Big money philanthropists have been betting on genomic medicine.

Keeping Watch

The US releases guidelines for overseeing dual-use research of concern.

Researchers report varying effective population sizes for men and women throughout human history.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: genome analysis of cicada endosymbiont, germline genome of Oxytricha trifallax, and more.

Smart and Shifty

In a survey, Americans find scientists to be competent, but not necessarily warm and trustworthy.

Pages

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.

Lauren Celano at Nature Jobs describes the differences between the resume and the CV.

A postdoc position is supposed to be a 'stepping stone,' Nature Jobs says.