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The Scan

Decode Genetics announces deCODEme, a new genome testing service.

This Week in Nature

Nature this week tackles climate change, stem cells, G-protein-coupled receptors, and more.

Nathan Myhrvold’s firm is expanding its reach.

Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates starts his own company.

Teachers whose students are joining the Genographic Project might have some delicate questions to answer.

A Quick Primer

The Washington Post gives a quick genetics lesson.

A blogger summarizes papers on evolution genetics and genomics.

Wired reports on the outcome of iGEM.

A report says that Canadian students finish their PhDs faster than Americans.

Alex Palazzo blogs about what it would take for open access publishing to be viable.

Scientists say that poisonous mushrooms have a unique way of genetically encoding their toxins.

Finding the Right Fit

A blogger gives tips to finding a good mentor.

A blogger writes about bacteria and viruses.

Quantitative trait loci analysis finds a gene for schizophrenia.

The Global Text Project needs smart volunteers.

Sandra Porter discusses why professors don’t know anything about education research.

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.


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.