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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.

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

Scientists are on the move to China.

Researchers find a mutant muscle gene in dogs. One copy makes the dog a fast runner, but two copies means they have to be put down.

The latest Cold Spring Harbor Protocols offers tips on labeling DNA and cells.

A blogger wonders why genomic and proteomic data are always presented in such flat, boring visuals.

Biogen Idec CEO James Mullen pens an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal about possible effects of legislation on generics, pricing, and more.

A New York Times article waxes poetic over the characteristics of the X chromosome.

An international team compared the genomes of two marine phytoplankton and published results in PNAS.

Secret No More

If you've been funded by a pharma, it may be time for the world to find out.

How much weight should academic degrees be given in the hiring process? The Omics! Omics! blogger takes a stand.

The Guardian explores the impact of "pharming" genetically modified plants.

New software quantifies scientists’ citations using Google Scholar.

The University of Miami has been hiring genomic scientists by the truckload.

Harvard's Gary Ruvkun is looking for DNA ... on Mars.

This Wired News article talks about a proposed Gut Genome Project to explore normal bacteria presence in humans.

GTO scans today's issue of Science.


A new study finds that a positive lab environment can encourage undergraduates to continue to perform research.

A new analysis suggests non-US citizen STEM PhDs might pass up jobs at US-based startups due to visa concerns.

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.