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The Scan

A blogger discusses sequencing choices.

This Week in Nature

We take a look at this week's edition of Nature.

Living with Darwin

Emma Darwin’s diaries go digital.

A recent science fair shows that 'omics technologies are even hitting high schools.

Political Cells

A look at the politicized field of human embryonic stem cell research.

IPOs Abound...Sort Of

The Wall Street Journal has an article on the comeback of IPOs.

A blogger mourns after getting a negative review from a journal.

John Tierney writes about the science behind laughter.

A "rather desperate" blogger says Flickr is a good Web resource model.

He's in PLoS Biology! He's in the Wall Street Journal! Even by first-name-only-person standards, it's a pretty good day.

Studies of the DNA lineages of common human parasites give evidence for ancestral human migration patterns.

E.O. Wilson was one of three honorees, and a recipient of $100,000, at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference.

Wikipedia may launch plan to start checking credentials after one of its high-ranking contributors turned out to be a fraud.

Starry-Eyed CEO

The CEO of Eli Lilly takes on the perception that the biomedical field might not deliver.

A local Florida paper tackles the topic of gene patents.

Bloggers mull the pros and cons of tenure.

The Tanning Gene

A tumor-suppressor gene helps people with their suntans.

This Week in Science

GTO scans today's issue of Science.

Neuroscience Rocks

This article profiles a group of neuroscientists who formed a rock band in New York City.

A Gaggle of GPCRs

New findings reveal eight novel GPCR peptide ligands.

This Week in Nature

GTO scans today's edition of Nature.

Ever wondered about the difference between head lice and other kinds of lice? Neither did we, but this article reports on recent findings of a lice comparison DNA analysis.

A paper in PLoS Computational Biology checks into gene duplication and alternative splicing.

High achieving tendencies lose to evolution's indifference.

A column in the latest Newsweek tracks why people think the patent process is "broken" and what's being done about it.


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.

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.