The Scan

When More is Less

As ecological studies grow in complexity, they may explain less.

Twin Town

A small city's twins lure scientists.

As consumer genomics expands, genetic genealogy also gains ground.

This Week in PLOS

Lizard tails, the vaginal microbiome, and the tsetse genome.

Researchers in Argentina are worried about how the country's financial straits will affect them.

A study suggests that cancer might be a fact of metazoan life.

California Testing

Is California's Medi-Cal system behind the times on genetic tests?

This Week in Science

In Science this week: Brassica napus genome, and more.

Hyping the Microbiome

The human microbiome has fueled a lot of hype, and maybe not for the best.

Making the Most

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses making the most of a tight budget.

The One to Beat

Forbes' Matthew Herper profiles Jay Flatley, the company, and the field he pushed to new heights.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: role of marine mammals in bringing tuberculosis to the Americas, and more.

The US National Institutes of Health is to look into racial disparities in grant funding.

In Genome Research this week: method to identify tumor copy number architecture, recurrent fusion transcript in gliomas, and more.

All Along the Genome

Schizophrenia study provides possible avenues for drug development research.

Following the Curve

Chemical & Engineering News takes a look at the sequencing market.

Could epigenetic research and worries about fetal development lead to restrictions on women?

A pair of researchers developed an algorithm to disentangle the perceived contribution of an author to a paper.

People to Watch

Tech Review presents it list of up-and-coming researchers, humanitarians, and entrepreneurs.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: advantage of pygmy phenotype, optogenetic approach to activate neurons, and more.

Big Pregnancy Data

The influx of more and more data from genetic screening and marketing is changing pregnancies, the Atlantic writes.

For Data Cleanliness

'Data wrangling' is a limiting step of analyzing big data, the New York Times reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: GEBA rationale, transcriptional changes in oyster exposed to pathogen, and more.

Search Here

One company aims to be the search engine for genomic data.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR/Cas9 editing of Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse model, and more.


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.