In PNAS this week: cat domestication signatures, transcriptional artifacts linked to blood sample storage, and more.
Co.Design says Fluidigm's Juno system looks likes a cross between a Jawbone speaker and a 1980s Macintosh.
An Australian research team describes the life cycle of neochromosomes.
A combination of genomic analysis and iPS cell-based studies homed in on a possible cause of a boy's autism.
Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Victor Ambros, and Gary Ruvkun are among the winners of the Breakthrough prize.
Dan Koboldt at MassGenomics discusses the challenges of more extensive whole-genome sequencing.
Decode is using a genomically ordered relations database to handle its data, IEEE Spectrum says.
In PLOS this week: rhythms in DNA methylation patterns, Jerusalem artichoke transcriptome, and more.
The Human Protein Atlas finds that the tissue in the human body harboring the highest number of unique proteins is the testis.
Google is offering genome data storage and analysis, Tech Review says.
The Chinese government plans to change how it awards research grants.
In Science this week: genome of an ancient European Russian man, and more.
Journal editors and others have developed a set of guidelines for reporting preclinical research to help address the issue of reproducibility.
Google is to cover cancer genome testing for employees beginning in 2015.
With the coming change in party in control of the US Senate, the heads of committees overseeing science policy and funding will also change.
In Nature this week: golden snub-nosed monkey genome, and more.
A new study finds that the human gut microbiome diverged rapidly from the ape microbiome.
Researchers are using DNA left at snakebite sites to identify whether the offending snake was venomous and to guide the treatment of victims.
In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomic study of Legionella species, housefly genome, and more.
Researchers are citing more and more older publications, according to a Google analysis.
Next-generation sequencing is to be highlighted as a forensic tool during a case being prosecuted in Boston.
The New York Times describes how genes come by their names.
In PNAS this week: genomic approach to examine fungal speciation, de novo sequencing of rice species, and more.
In an op-ed, Ed Yong argues that there is much researchers don't know about the microbiome and how it relates to health.
Jonathan Rothberg is developing a new portable ultrasound device, Technology Review reports.