The Scan

NSF looks set to award IBM a contract to build the world's fastest supercomputer.

Fred Sanger bequeaths his collection of lab notebooks to the Wellcome Trust to make them available to the public.

Despite great funding, an embryonic stem-cell research program in California is having trouble finding a president.

Disgraced stem cell scientist didn't realize he'd made parthenogenic stem cells.

The NIH asks for ideas about peer review.

This Week in Science

Today's Science reports on immunology, patient identifiability in genomic research, synthetic biology, and more.

Creationists and engineers do virtual battle...again.

A computer program from UVA aims to predict which cancer drug is best for each patient.

A blogger says the antiquated way that authorship order is decided for publications has to go.

A new application can browse the genome in interactive real-time.

This Week in Nature

Mice, cancer, and the epigenome are all in this week's issue of Nature.

A blogger muses on what life would be like if we could debug the human body.

Harvard loses $350 million by investing in the wrong hedge fund.

Jason Bobe suggests creating a Richter-esque scale for genome association study data.

Researchers find copy number variance for genes involved in major differences in primates and humans, including physiology.

The UK's Parliament has issued a report criticizing the newly appointed chairman of the Medical Research Council.

In the US, rules governing GMO-based food are just beginning to emerge -- giving fans hope for increased investment and opponents worried about a GMO-style backlash from the public.

Jonathan Eisen discusses a new paper that, sadly, isn't open access.

Evolutionary scientist Martin Nowak is profiled in the New York Times.

Researchers found a gene for left-handedness that also slightly increases the risk of schizophrenia.

An economic professor studies gender differences in negotiating money in the workplace.

Odile Crick, wife of Francis, died earlier this month at 86.

GTO sister pub InSequence has the names of eight other volunteers participating in the Personal Genome Project.

A postdoc from the University of Missouri is found to have altered photos in a paper that ran last year in Science.

It's official: DNA-based music has been patented. Next up: partnership with iTunes?

Pages

New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.