The Scan

Researchers theorize that the increased number of infections afflicting elderly and ill people may be due to 'microbiome mutiny.'

Adapt, Move, or Die

A pair of researchers outlines in BioScience the benefits of next-generation sequencing for studying how species are responding to climate change.

Beginning of the End?

The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna discusses genome editing and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new approach to studying genomic DNA and mRNA from the same cell, and more.

President Obama announced a new personalized medicine initiative in his State of the Union address last night.

Highs and Lows

With stocks and drug approvals up, biotechs are riding high, but some are worried that it won't last, the New York Times reports.

An Institute of Medicine committee member discusses its new report with Pharmalot's Ed Silverman.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: approach to classify disease-causing mutations using exome data, transcriptional patterns in Candida glabrata, and more.

About That Apple…

According to a recent survey, some 80 percent of people in the US support labeling foods that contain DNA.

Fast-Paced Microbiome

NPR's Katherine Harmon Courage speaks with the University of California, San Diego's Rob Knight about the next stages of microbiome research.

Genome editing advances mean discussions regarding germ-line therapies need to be opened, Tony Perry tells the BBC.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: human population genetics and linguistic patterns, approach to find causative mutations, and more.

Whole-genome sequencing is increasingly being used to detect, follow, and tackle pathogen outbreaks, Scientific American says.

A European Commission proposal wants to move funds from the Horizon 2020 program to the new European Fund for Strategic Investments.

Recent deals raise concerns regarding genetic data privacy and the usefulness of such data to find new treatments, Bloomberg says.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic variants linked to warfarin response in a Chinese population, real-time PCR assay for detecting malaria parasite sub-species, and more.

A study appearing in Science says women are underrepresented in academic fields that stress innate talent, due to the influence of stereotypes.

Greener Pastures

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins worries about the state of research funding in the US.

Kitty Genomics

An initiative aims to sequence 99 cat genomes, Nature News reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: mutations in titin associated with dilated cardiomyopathy, and more.

Share It All

An Institute of Medicine report addresses sharing clinical trial data.

Two former employees are bringing a lawsuit against NantHealth that alleges "fraudulent activities," Forbes reports.

Just One for You

The US National Institute of General Medical Sciences announces a plan to limit grants to already well-supported investigators.

An MP in the UK says that too many chief scientific adviser jobs remain empty.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: method to limit genetic side effects of gene therapy in an animal model, and more.


Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.

A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.

Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.

The US National Institutes of Health is seeking thoughts on the development of an emeritus award for senior researchers.