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The Scan

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.

Princeton has signed on as the latest institution to open its library to Google's book search.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols posted a freely accessible guide to using GFP in plants.

The Omics! Omics! blog addresses a new synthetic biology paper from PNAS.

NHGRI's Francis Collins joined President Bush last week at an event to encourage prayer.

Let It Be Codified

A scientist calls for a code of ethics to govern life sciences.

The Nodal Point blog recommends a free scientific management book from HHMI.

A paper in today's Science describes DNA being damaged by ultraviolet light.

A Technology Review blog checks into whether personalized medicine is already here.


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.