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Researchers assemble a genome-wide map of Drosophila chromatin organization.

Mainstream media's loving genome-wide association studies, but a blogger voices concerns over their scientific foundation.

An IT advisor says we should brace ourselves for a web 2.0-driven shift in how organizations function.

A blogger muses on training for reviewing papers and grants.

A blogger talks about the trickiness of using RNAi as therapy.

A blogger shows how to optimize sequence alignment techniques.

This Week in Science

This week in Science there's gene expression, mutations and schizophrenia, genome-wide association studies, and more.

Scientists find genetic traces of the crusades in the Middle Eastern population.

Are you a novice to phylogenetic trees? Here's a beginner's guide to making your own.

A blogger tries out a new plugin software, Zemanta.

A blogger says scientists can get swept up in scientific fads or promoting their work.

Microsoft launches a module that converts Word documents into XML format for database archiving.

It's not looking good for Pfizer and its attempts to force journals to turn over the names of peer reviewers -- and that's making a lot of scientists very happy.

This Week in Nature

This week's Nature reports on iPS cells, hematopoietic stem cells, translation, and more.

Alnylam's John Maraganore pens an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe about threats to biomedical patents.

Researchers map methylation changes across many cancer types.

A blogger comments on opening up the TAIR database to the community.

This week's PLoS Biology includes a consensus statement on ethics in whole-genome research.

Up next for 23andMe customers: social networking based on DNA.

Freeing the Data

Bloggers discuss structuring data.

Personalized medicine in WSJ, but are consumers ready?

Of Mice and MicroRNA

Bloggers discuss the function of Lin-28, let7 in stem cells and cancer.

A blogger works on his HapCluster association mapping software.

The Washington Post reports that a stolen laptop contained unencrypted data from patients in clinical trials.

Researchers use computational analyis to predict regulatory networks in macrophage activation.


Nature News reports that female scientists setting up their first labs tend to have lower salaries and smaller staffs than their male peers.

A new analysis by Northwestern University researchers finds that female and male first-time PIs receive differing amounts of funding.

Some 43 percent of new mothers and 23 percent of new fathers leave full-time employment in STEM in the years after having a child, Science Careers says.

STEM professors' views on intelligence affect students' success, a new study finds.