The Scan

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.

WikiScience

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?

China put the former head of its food and drug administration to death after he admitted taking bribes.

Cloning Cows

Cloning will be just one tool open to farmers, says a news report.

A blogger asks readers to give the NIH their input about its grant-giving system.

Studying a prospective source of biofuel gets the money rolling in.

Paradigm shift in cancer theory? A blogger thinks not.

This month's Nature Biotechnology has a primer on shotgun proteomic algorithms and a series of articles on engineering nucleases for gene therapy.

Change is Overrated

A comparison of Caenorhabditis genomes underscores the importance of chromosomal architecture.

All in the Family

Does a family own its genetic information?

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.