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US President Bush says he will veto a Congressional bill to lift restrictions on funding for stem cell research.

From today's Science, what to read on your coffee break.

The weekly round-up of what not to miss in Nature.

Researchers identified genes that may help cancer cells avoid chemotherapy.

Modeling in Genomics

Model organisms don’t just give insight into people.

Editor at Science provides tips on getting published.

Tips from The Scientist on how to choose your RNAi library.

Blogging can mean more papers, and more people to talk to at that upcoming conference.

Stem cells may treat type I diabetes.

Companies are tapping a new source of funding for clinical trials focused on rare diseases: patients.

A paper in PLoS Genetics checks into longevity and the genes linked to life span.

A New York Times article elucidates the genetic forces that shape human attraction and sexual behavior.

In the Wall Street Journal, Genentech's on the rise while Amgen's facing struggles.

The author of a new book about Einstein contends that the scientist's zeal for imagination should be a component of scientific and mathematical programs today.

Tangent alert! Physicists say they've figured out how to build a tool that will make things invisible.

A project to catalog every species on Earth reaches a milestone with its millionth entry.

Here are the relevant reads in today's Science.

Good Luck, Claire!

Claire Fraser-Liggett is heading to greener pastures at the University of Maryland, where she'll head up a new genomics institute.

A video purportedly from Illumina features breakdancing microarrays. You won't learn anything, but it's darn funny.

The new issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols has a couple of methods for detecting and tagging proteins.

GTO scans today's issue of Nature.

A New York Times article checks into the latest census, finding that tech-driven cities have largely recovered from their population loss of the last several years.

Readers write to the New York Times expressing views on progress in the fight against cancer.

A blogger reviews the month of bioinformatics blogs and other news.

The demand for H-1B visas was so high this year that the US immigration department stopped accepting applications after the first submission day.


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.