SolveBio's Mark Kaganovich says at TechCrunch that genomics needs an app to push it into the mainstream.
By studying the spectra of microbes on Earth, a team of researchers hopes to be better equipped to detect any on other worlds.
In Genome Research this week: methylation patterns in multiple myeloma, recent Y chromosome bottleneck, and more.
The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.
A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.
George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.
In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.
A Harvard Business Review study found four major patterns of gender biases and added that black and Latina scientists further had to navigate racial stereotypes.
Fareed Zakaria writes that instead of focusing solely on STEM-related courses, students would do well to pursue the liberal arts if they want to be technology innovators.
GNC will start using DNA testing to authentic the presence of plants included in its labels, following an agreement with the New York Attorney General.
In PLOS this week: variant linked to canine cleft lip, new compression tool, and more.
With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.
A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.
Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.
In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.
Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.
Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.
Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.
In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.
Researchers are testing homomorphic encryption to keep data needed for personalized medicine analyses secure, according to Nature News.
Researchers examine the genetic ancestry of the Americas in Nature Communications.
In Genome Biology this week: horizontal gene transfer in metazoans, field pathogenomics study of wheat fungus, and more.
Three philanthropies have teamed up on a new program to support early career researchers in the biomedical sciences.
Carlos Moedas tells scientists that the plan to use some Horizon 2020 funds for a separate project will stimulate research.
Researchers are growing tumors in the lab in the hope of guiding cancer treatments.
Foundations that offer research grants often have requirements for submitting progress reports that need to be followed.
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.