The Scan

A blogger brainstorms quick ways to improve the writing in your papers.

A blogger does a statistical analysis of mRNA localization patterns.

Can't get enough about new personalized med companies? A blogger reviews 23andMe, Helix Health, and, of course, Navigenics.

A blogger gives pointers on DNA gel extraction.

An article from the New York Times delves into rising concerns about prejudice in "the DNA era."

This Week in Science

This week's Science reports on ER stress, mTOR, a biomarker for neural progenitor cells, and more.

A blogger lists 20 Facebook applications for scientists.

A blogger wonders if flexible spending accounts will cover personal genetic tests.

A blogger talks about his experience as an undergraduate scientist.

Start 'Em Young

The Wellcome Trust sponsors a large-scale study on teenagers' attitudes toward genetics.

NOVA will broadcast a program about the Dover intelligent design court case.

This Week in Nature

This week's Nature has Drosophila, high resolution protein structure modeling, the NIH, and more.

VentureBeat's David Hamilton takes a closer look at Navigenics' product.

The dandruff-causing fungus's genome is sequenced.

A new idea for paper authorship is to be like a movie's credit roll.

Derek Lowe discusses the link between pharma and the movie business.

We've All Been There

A blogger lists why not to be a scientist.

PubMed adds drug information to its articles.

Jonathan Eisen supports open access.

The Silencing of Dox

A series of papers in PLoS Biology discuss how sex ratio is influenced by RNAi.

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests will be launched next year.

MIT's Technology Review interviews the Whitehead Institute's Robert Weinberg.

Population genomics research looks at a relative of D. melanogaster, Drosophila simulans.

Lung adenocarcinomas genomes contain copy number changes.

Blogger David Ng has a song about scientific jargon.

Pages

At Nature, a graduate student describes how to explore careers outside academia and what PhD programs can do help that search.

A new analysis of research funding finds that after receiving their first award, female researchers are just about as likely to receive additional awards as male researchers.

The Nature Jobs blog reports that the University of Chicago is no longer requiring graduate school applicants to submit standardized test scores.

At Nature, the University of Alberta's Devang Mehta calls on PIs to engage in conversations about racism.