The Scan

Groups from ABRF and NIH are looking for community feedback on initiatives regarding DNA variation and proteomics.

This blog post from The Questionable Authority tries to clear up the confusion over the scientifically-subscribed-to Adam and Eve, who are not quite the Garden of Eden couple people have in mind.

Several articles look at the culture of scientific and technological innovation in the US.

Two genome-wide association studies find genes associated with coronary artery disease.

This Week in Nature

Nature looks at patents, stem cells, atrial fibrillation, and more.

A Christian extremist sends death threats to evolutionary biology professors in Boulder.

Avoiding Delays

A blogger discusses a new breast cancer diagnostic test.

This Week in PNAS

Two open access articles in this week's PNAS report on Parkinson's disease and single-feature polymorphisms in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Technology Dreamin'

The five technologies a blogger would like to have.

Pretty, But Wrong

An Islamic creationist sends books to American academics and politicians.

A microfluidic handheld device may help HIV-infected rural Africans cheaply and easily measure their T cell counts.

A blogger helps elucidate the field of bioinformatics as it relates to the biotech industry.

Is Tenure off Track?

Should tenure stay or go?

A Mammoth Project

Researchers study mammoths through elephantine means.

A genome-wide association study finds a gene linked to type I diabetes.

A blogger discusses being on defense committees.

Proteomics Explained

A blogger describes what proteomics is.

This Week in Science

Science takes a gander at stem cell patents, sister chromatid cohesion, and more.


A blogger ponders the mechanics of open science.

One scientist wants to create a virtual C. elegans and another wants to create a virtual scientist.

A blogger uses humor to dive into the ethics of spinning research results.

This Week in Nature

Nature has parthenogenetic stem cells, a fly RNAi library, and more this week.

More turtles, please, says Malaysia.

Spit It Out

Saliva-based technologies abound.

Where are you on the biotech food chain?


At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that half of women working in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work.