The Scan

Through a Kickstarter fundraiser, researchers hope to raise funds to examine and compare all the genomes that go into a pint of beer.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: VirScan reveals individuals' complete viral history, and more.

Keep it Regulated

New Scientist calls for wider regulation of fecal microbiome transplants.

Genome sequencing is being applied to track, and hopefully prevent, foodborne illnesses, the ABC reports.

With a 20-year, $6.5 billion plan Rochester, Minn., aims to turn itself into a biotech and medical hub, the Verge says.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: epigenomic maps of human tissues reveal noncanonical DNA methylation, and more.

Irwin Rose Dies

Irwin Rose, who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation, has died.

Oh, the Conflict

In a series of articles, medical journals debate the necessity of conflict-of-interest policies.

With cloud computing becoming more attractive to researchers, Nature News offers some tips on how to get going.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: biobank of colorectal cancer organoids, ancient wolf genome analysis, and more.

As interest in personalized medicine grows, government contractors are entering the field, the Washington Post reports.

A European team has launched a four-year study to develop a test to gauge cervical, ovarian, uterine, or aggressive breast cancer risk in women.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: spatiotemporal study of lncRNA expression, role of extrachromosomal, circular DNAs in yeast, and more.

The case of the 'devious defecator' examines the protections of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Not from the ERC

The European Commission says it won't take funds from the European Research Council's budget for its new European Fund for Strategic Investment.

To Catch a Cheat

The New York Times editorial board weighs in on scientific research misconduct.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population genetics, oral microbiome of infants and children, and more.

Identity Code

Researchers say their Research Resource Identifier citation format is catching on, Nature News reports.

Clues and Questions

The Kansas City Star examines issues surrounding newborn genome sequencing.

Breakthrough, Please

Heads of various research funding agencies discuss how to encourage scientific breakthroughs, ScienceInsider reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: the Human Silencing Hub protein complex, and more.

An NEJM update from the ClinVar team highlights the difficulties of interpreting genetic variants.

Shadow of Big Science

The Guardian discusses whether big science projects are worth the loss of resources available for other scientific pursuits.

New Strategy at Riken

The new Riken president outlines some of his plans for the institute.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of high-grade serous ovarian cancer, and more.


Thomas Magaldi, a career services administrator at the Sloan Kettering Institute, describes how he found that career path at Nature Jobs.

At Bitesize Bio, Dhivya Kumar shares tips for figuring out your post-grad school career move.

At her blog, Dr. Becca details how she plans to deal with low funding as she heads toward tenure review.

At his blog, the Genomic Repairman recounts his transition from PhD student to postdoc.