The Scan

Harvard's Gary Ruvkun is looking for DNA ... on Mars.

This Wired News article talks about a proposed Gut Genome Project to explore normal bacteria presence in humans.

This Week in Science

GTO scans today's issue of Science.

A Forbes article delves into why so many people just can't stand networking.

Today in Nature

Today's Nature roundup.

A blogger picks his authorship battles.

A new approach to learning bioethics--on the internet.

In Honor of DNA Day

High-schoolers from Michigan and Maryland win ASHG essay contest.

Darwin Does Chicago

A new exhibit on Darwin opens at Chicago's Field Museum in June.

A blogger discusses how to analyze RNAi data.

Nathan Wolfe spends his days looking for the next great viral epidemic.

A group at Stanford and UCSC posit a non-junk role for lots of junk DNA.

At least one oddsmaker is already encouraging bets on who will win a Nobel Prize this fall.

They live on, around, and within us. Isn't it time we got to know our microbial neighbors?

Susan Lindquist sits down for a chat with the New York Times.

Nancy Wexler wins an award from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

ChIP-chip studies on Arabidopsis reveal a primary gene silencing mechanism.

Not only do genomes make up organisms, but they also make pretty quilts.

The Wall Street Journal looks into plans to provide coverage for 45 million people in the US who lack health insurance.

A new study questions the benefits of using volunteers for clinical trials.

An article from the Economist checks into evolutionary biology studies using protein interaction data.

This Week in Science

Here’s what not to miss in this week’s issue.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

The Onion offers a tongue-in-cheek story about how unemployed stem cell biologists keep themselves occupied.

A new report indicates that breast cancer rates continue to drop, but includes confusing data about a corresponding drop in diagnosis.


Pennsylvania State University's Kathleen Grogan says researchers need to approach data on gender and racial diversity in the sciences like they would any other dataset.

The National Science Foundation is adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates, according to Science Careers.

Nature asked scientists whether they were satisfied with their careers to find that most were, with some variation.

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