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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'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.

Start 'Em Young

The Wellcome Trust sponsors a large-scale study on teenagers' attitudes toward genetics.

NOVA will broadcast a program about the Dover intelligent design court case.

This week's Nature has Drosophila, high resolution protein structure modeling, the NIH, and more.

VentureBeat's David Hamilton takes a closer look at Navigenics' product.

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A new study finds that a positive lab environment can encourage undergraduates to continue to perform research.

A new analysis suggests non-US citizen STEM PhDs might pass up jobs at US-based startups due to visa concerns.

A UK survey of researchers who identified as LGBT+ and allies uncovered evidence of unwelcoming workplace climates in the physical sciences.

At the Guardian, the University of Edinburgh's Nikolay Ogryzko argues that universities need to better invest in postdocs' careers.