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The Scan

President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes an increase for NIH, but seeks some of it as mandatory funding.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: characterization of functional genomic features in breast cancer cell lines, epigenetic pattern linked to obesity, and more.

If science funding agencies can talk tough about sexual harassers, shouldn't they also put their talk into action?

University of the Republic postdoc Victor Morais says researchers should be careful of the open access journals they choose to publish in.

Destroy the Zika!

A technology that has the potential to make species go extinct could be used against the Zika virus. 

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: researchers identify the characteristic genomic features of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, and more.

CSIRO Trims Staff

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation plans to eliminate up to 350 jobs.

In Your Interest Only

A proposed bill would require NSF to only fund research that's in "the national interest."

It's too difficult to correct or retract a flawed scientific paper, researchers write in Nature.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: researchers explore the transfer of host genetic material into viruses, and more.

GINA Goes to School

A boy's cystic fibrosis carrier status was revealed by a teacher to the parents of children with CF who then sought the boy's transfer to another school, leading to a lawsuit.

Researchers unearthed a bioinformatics error in the Science paper reporting the first ancient African genome, and the authors are seeking an erratum.

Technology Review writes that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing firm Editas' success may hinge on a patent case.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: experts say race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and more.

Within certain limits, a National Academy panel says mitochondrial replacement techniques may be ethical.

DNA analysis reveals that a 1951 Explorer's Club dinner didn't actually include woolly mammoth, as folklore has suggested.

Amgen has posted three of its failed efforts to confirm findings from high-profile journal articles online to encourage others to do likewise.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic surveillance of Ebola, bed bug genome, and more.

The University of Chicago's Jason Lieb has resigned as a university investigation recommended his termination for violating its sexual misconduct policy, the New York Times reports.

A team of researchers eyes gene drives as a way of preventing the spread of Zika, according to Stat News.

Alphabet is the world's most valuable company now, and its Verily healthcare subsidiary is close to being self-supporting.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing approach to detect large CNVs, method to find CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease targets, and more.

Researchers examine whether the microbiomes of C-section babies can be restored to resemble those of babies born vaginally.

The White House seeks $1 billion for the cancer moonshot initiative.

Stance on Science

ScienceInsider examines where the US presidential candidates stand on science issues.


Bitesize Bio offers some word of wisdom for designing a new lab.

A study finds that some women choose science majors later in their college careers.

The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.

Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.