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The Scan

High schoolers learn sequencing and bioinformatics, thanks to a program at Rutgers University.

Girls do like science, a study says.

Genetic experimentation is among the new deadly sins.

Parents should teach their children evolution earlier.

Two papers find genetic variation associated with several diseases, including gout.

A study finds if evidence that genomic profiles are useful for measuring risk of common diseases or for making lifestyle choices.

Neil Saunders wonders how academic institutions gauge output.

A blogger notes deCode's layoff and the changing personal genomics market.

An op-ed piece criticizes expensive academic journals.

This Week in Science

Science covers corn genomes, oncogenes and DNA damage, Science 2.0, and more.

A bioinformaticist uses BioRuby on the EBI database.

This Week in Nature

Nature includes breast cancer epigenetics, a fungal genome, and more.

A blogger covers two apps for mining PubMed data.

Scientists want to exhume the remains of Galileo to perform DNA testing.

Olivia Judson blogs about estimating genome size in fossils.

This summer, 16 biologists and philosophers will get together to brainstorm a new theory of evolution.

Bitesize Bio offers tips for getting more useful search results from PubMed.

Blogger Deepak Singh praises the Semantic Web.

Researchers study how miRNAs recognize their targets.

The Scientist releases its annual survey of the best places to work for postdocs.

The Day is Nigh

A white paper discusses how to manage copyright and comply with NIH's Open Access policy.

New York Times has an article on Knome's first customer, who paid $350,000 to have his genome sequenced.

Researchers report on IGF1's impact on human lifespan.

A study on obesity can't replicate variant effect.

A blogger discusses organizing bioinformatics scripts.


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.