The Scan

James Watson asks for the "bad" parts of his genome to be left out.

How far will amateur genealogists go in pursuit of that DNA sample?

This Week in Science

GTO scans today's edition of Science.

Bibliographic Nirvana

Neil Saunders blogs about the free scientific typesetting software called LaTeX.

A blogger runs through what the Roche buyout of 454 means to the community.

Two Decades of Bionet

An online biologists' user group celebrates its 20th birthday.

A philosopher suggests that lab classes are expendable.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's edition of Nature.

A feature story in Scientific American looks at the genetics behind alcoholism.

Scientists in the UK have a theory about why we're not all attractive. Um, thanks.

Claire Fraser-Liggett resigns from TIGR, but mum's the word on her future plans.

The 'father of MRI' dies at 77.

The Twenty-Year Gap

A new study indicates that Darwin's publishing delay wasn't related to concerns about the church.

Going through the tenure process is funny. Really.

NYT profiles researchers advancing the state of the art in lifelike robotics.

Pondering that MBA

Can't get enough years in school? An executive asks the Wall Street Journal if he should get an MBA.

A New York Times article chronicles the past few decades of science students who killed their advisors.

The Gizmodo blog urges readers to kick in cycles for the Folding@home proteomics project.

A Taipei-based effort will set up a genetic database to help screen for promising athletes.

Crying Wolf?

A Seoul scientist says he successfully cloned wolves.

Learning to Speak

A new bill wants to train science grad students in communication.

Treating deadly diseases is all fun and games till they start swapping genes with other organisms to resist therapy.

A consumer group released a report saying that FDA's plan to allow the sale of cloned livestock products was based on little data and too much biotech lobbying.

This Week in Science

GTO wraps up this week's edition of Science.

Getting Personal

A blogger reports on how personalized medicine has made headway in clinical trials for multiple myeloma.


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.