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Biotech startup 23andme, which recently got a major investment from Google, ends the debate on whether Jimmy and Warren are related.

A Nodalpoint post wishes Google would intervene to give us decent metabolic maps.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's edition of Nature.

Jim Watson makes history as he receives a copy of his very own genome today.

The Republican senator from Kansas weighs in on evolution.

Several blog posts point to the challenges of finding freely accessible scientific literature.

A creation-based museum opens with exhibits showing, among other things, that dinosaurs lived peacefully alongside humans in the Garden of Eden.

A blog offers a how-to guide on using pieces of a scientific paper to rebuild the authors' original code when it's not available.

Ronaghi, Pevzner, and others report a method for using short reads in de novo sequencing in PLoS ONE.

Russia's government approves a national genome database to help catch criminals.

Despite company policies and pending laws, personal health and other information can still be accidentally leaked.

NYT profiles Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of biotech company 23andme, which recently got a major investment from Google.

The NIH establishes a new division to study alternative medicine -- to the chagrin of one scientist.

Genome-wide studies find additional loci associated with breast cancer.

This New York Times article describes some of the unique methods Google is using to compete for recruits with computer science or engineering backgrounds.

A blogger finds that there's rising debate about open access and genetic privacy.

An article from the Washington Post highlights the growing concerns among scientists over NIH's funding crunch.

Several of Newsweek's international editions feature Craig Venter on the cover for an article exploring synthetic biology.

Using mouse models, geneticists move toward studying networks of genes that cause disease.

This Week in Science

GTO scans today's issue of Science.

Researchers create a holographic person, complete with the anatomy, genome data, tissue types, and chemistry of a real person.

This Week in Nature

Nature delves into epigenetics, circadian gene expression, and riboswitches.

A DNA database is being established to reunite Holocaust victims.

New studies look into the accuracy of published research.

Google invests in a biotech start-up.

Pages

A new analysis by Northwestern University researchers finds that female and male first-time PIs receive differing amounts of funding.

Some 43 percent of new mothers and 23 percent of new fathers leave full-time employment in STEM in the years after having a child, Science Careers says.

STEM professors' views on intelligence affect students' success, a new study finds.

Mental health issues are more likely to affect graduate students than other Americans, Scientific American reports.