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The Scan

The dandruff-causing fungus's genome is sequenced.

A new idea for paper authorship is to be like a movie's credit roll.

Derek Lowe discusses the link between pharma and the movie business.

We've All Been There

A blogger lists why not to be a scientist.

PubMed adds drug information to its articles.

Jonathan Eisen supports open access.

The Silencing of Dox

A series of papers in PLoS Biology discuss how sex ratio is influenced by RNAi.

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests will be launched next year.

MIT's Technology Review interviews the Whitehead Institute's Robert Weinberg.

Population genomics research looks at a relative of D. melanogaster, Drosophila simulans.

Lung adenocarcinomas genomes contain copy number changes.

Blogger David Ng has a song about scientific jargon.

GMO plants will use RNAi to kill pests.

Why Not Use Both?

Baylor pairs next-gen sequencing with microarrays with for resequencing.

For the Lab On the Go

Blogger Deepak Singh wonders if scientists would ever be ready for labs powered by mobile devices rather than personal computers.

NIH studies why women leave scientific research.

Science covers glycobiology, Linnaeus, and the circadian clock in this week's issue.

Phil Green points out the flaws of continuing to assemble 2x sequences.

Open access is defined -- again.

George Church sells the $1,000 genome.

Members of the US House and Senate meet today to finalize the 2008 Department of Health and Human Services appropriations bill.

Keith Robison blogs about "Easter Eggs."

This week in Nature, there's the Autism Consortium, oomycete effector proteins, mouse spermatogenesis, and more.

Cinnamon's Genome

The genome of an Abyssinian cat is published.

Doctors don't always know what to do when a newborn is thought to have a rare genetic disease.

Pages

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.