The Scan

A blogger's take on math and biology.

Bar Science

Scientists speak in a Seattle pub.

The Boston Globe discusses genome-wide association studies.

The Evilutionary Biologist blog has a couple of posts on the open-access petition and storing data in DNA.

YouTube goes mass spec with this video from Cold Spring Harbor.

This Week in Science

This week, Science reins in behavioral science with editorials, surveys, and papers.

This Week in Nature

Nature discusses biomedical philanthropies, the end of the HapMap, and competing plant genomes.

Bioinformatics is helping to determine what makes proteins evolve at certain rates.

The Darwin Correspondence Project is now online.

Vaccines R Us

Biotech startup Genocea shoots to design cheap, easy-to-produce vaccines against agents like TB, HIV, or malaria.

MIT's Technology Review offers the first half of an article focused on next-gen sequencing.

A blogger suggests that for this community, scientists could play the degrees-of-separation game by figuring out how closely they connect to Baylor's Richard Gibbs.

With the era of full genome sequencing a little more than 10 years old -- and possibly coming to a close, according to rumors -- blogger Keith Robison reflects on the successes, and what's needed, in the field.

Though it has not said it would consider legal action about this, Microsoft announced that Linux and other open-source programs violate more than 200 of its patents.

A New York Times article details the growing debate over genetic testing of fetuses and its connection to the use of abortion.

Wikipedia and Science

A blogger muses on if Wikipedia can be both a general resource and a resource for experts.

A quick fix while we wait for personalized medicine: home health tests.

New York state expands its DNA criminal database.

Researchers find over 200 proteins interacting with huntingtin.

This Week in Science

This week, Science has new NAS members, thoughts from the presidential science advisor, and genome-wide association studies.

An article talks about fighting the next potential pandemic.

New research by neuroscientists suggests that morality has a biological basis, according to this Wall Street Journal article.

Researchers hope to open up the field of molecular biology to the blind.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

Will New York become the next biotech cluster?


Gene editing is expected to give rise to new job opportunities, according to BBC Capital.

A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.

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.