The Scan

A fungal genome blog takes a stand on the Wiki world.

AAAS kicks off its annual meeting today in San Francisco.

All Hail Open Source

This blog post is an open source love letter to Jim Kent for his work to make scientific data freely accessible.

This Week in Nature

We round up the most relevant reads in today's Nature.

Rockefeller University researchers clone mice from skin stem cells.

Novartis releases some data, prompting hope that pharmas will embrace the open source movement.

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Michael Crichton weighs in on gene patenting.

Cold Spring Harbor offers an unusual V-day twist on research donation.

There is a drop-off in evolution of expressed genes in the human brain.

A genome-wide study aims to genotype type 2 diabetes.

The Dog Genome Project shows how dogs' genetics give them easy lives.

Today's featured article on Wikipedia is DNA.

Happy Birthday, Chuck

On Darwin’s 198th Birthday, Americans are confused (perhaps more than ever) about evolution.

A cultural anthropologist takes a look at Web 2.0 in this video.

Scientists use pig bladder extracellular matrix to regenerate tissue.

Researchers at CSHL locate a "master" tumor supressor gene.

Science Round-up

Read about the latest research from today's Science.

Researchers construct a computer map of the human metabolome.

The Economist reports how scientists are modifying flowers to change their color and smell.

The Nature Round-Up

A Cancer Gene Revived and Trashing Proteins

Just Science, Please

It's Just Science week, and bloggers are making their voices heard.

Are small companies the next big thing for blockbuster drugs?

Scientist's Block

From the blogosphere: a computational biologist wants to know if everyone panics before writing a paper.

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports on cuts at an NCI-funded clinical trials consortium as a result of the fiscal '08 NIH budget.

Predicting Promoters

A paper in Nature Genetics' advance online section checks into regulatory regions in the genome and reports on a new way to find them.


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.