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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Exome Aggregation Consortium analysis of some 60,000 exomes, and more.

Start It Themselves

Parents raise more than $1.8 million to start a clinical trial to help their daughter with Sanfilippo syndrome, Today reports.

Scorn for Science

The editors of Scientific American say in an editorial that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump exhibits contempt for science.

Secured With Noise

A trio of researchers presents a differential privacy approach to protect people with data in genomic databases, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: pangolin genome sequencing study, postmortem genetic screening of sudden unexplained death, and more.

With a combination of DNA, anthropological, and other analyses, a team of UK researchers has examined the Piltdown fossils to determine their forger.

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.


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.

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.