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The Personal Genome blog says, what if genetic privacy laws are actually a bad thing?

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.


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.