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A quick fix while we wait for personalized medicine: home health tests.

New York state expands its DNA criminal database.

Researchers find over 200 proteins interacting with huntingtin.

This week, Science has new NAS members, thoughts from the presidential science advisor, and genome-wide association studies.

An article talks about fighting the next potential pandemic.

New research by neuroscientists suggests that morality has a biological basis, according to this Wall Street Journal article.

Researchers hope to open up the field of molecular biology to the blind.

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

Will New York become the next biotech cluster?

Follow the DNA Road

BRCA2 is painted on a path in the English countryside.

If everything had gone smoothly, how quickly would you have gotten your degree?

Massachusetts may fund a new stem cell and RNAi center.

Why have the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act?

MIT's Technology Review makes next-gen sequencing cool in this recent feature story.

Omics! Omics! wonders where the next biotech cluster will develop.

Researchers at Temple University create a yeast biosensor to detect explosives.

Human embryonic stem cells help rodents with their damaged blood vessels.

George Weinstock writes about the year of the personalized genome.

An article sheds light on the Republican debate over Darwinism.

A series of questions and answers dig into the human lifespan.

Gene therapy holds promise for dogs with cancer.

GTO scans today's edition of Science.

A few people are finding ways to convert your genes and proteins into music. Listen up.

An analysis looks into why scientists blog.

Bloggin' Biofx

Blogosphere roundup: this blog strolls through the best posts from the past month.


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.

Researchers who go persevere after an early funding setback end up with more highly cited papers later on, according to the Economist.

Nature News reports that female scientists setting up their first labs tend to have lower salaries and smaller staffs than their male peers.