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It's evolution jackpot in the New York Times today, with a science section brimming with articles on DNA, Darwin, and evo-devo.

An article in Slate talks about the ethical implications of humanizing animals for scientific research.

Scientists have found a way to create a line of human embryonic stem cells without destroying the embryo.

Argonne and Stanford team up to build an extra-bright X-ray free electron laser.

Jonathan Rothberg's "Methuselah Project" will look at the genomes of healthy centenarians to track the genetic basis for longevity.

China and Syngenta will bring GMO crops to drought-plagued markets.

"DNA, you’re in my heart/DNA, in fact you’re in every part of my body..."

A blogger helps explain PCR with the use of visual aids.

Science this weeks reports on the sequencing of Aedes aegypti, reviving endogenous viruses, and synthetic biology.

In a piece from Scientific American, Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss find points of disagreement despite their general consensus that science beats religion any day.

Jonathan Eisen uses his latest blog post to give out the "overselling genomics" award.

DuPont and Environmental Defense release the Nano Risk Framework.

Now that his genome is finished, James Watson is promoting routine sequencing to improve disease prevention and treatment.

Nature highlights DNA replication and repair, as well as monkey stem cells, mouse oncogenomes, and more.

Henry Wellcome's massive assortment of historical and medical accoutrements are now on display in the new Wellcome Collection museum.

A recently published paper reports on linking noninvasive imaging to gene expression analysis.

An article in today's New York Times investigates allegations from Amazon tribes who gave blood samples for the promise of medicine that instead their blood and DNA samples are being sold to scientists.

News stories say today's the day US President Bush will veto the bill that would have eased up on federal funding limitations for embryonic stem cell research.

One Linux distributor says there will be no deal with Microsoft anytime soon.

Fear not, RNA fans -- it's your molecule's turn to shine.

Today's New York Times has an article about using genetic variants for more tailored prescriptions of antidepressants.

This op-ed piece warns that biomedical belt-tightening will also drive people away from careers in the field.

In this week's edition of Nature Genetics, there's work on breeding translocations, sequencing Leishmania, and genome-wide association studies.

Tech Review offers a story on metagenomics -- use it as a primer for your friends and family.

Science covers HIV-AIDS denialists, the "one medicine" movement, the famed Drosophila, and more.

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A proposed rule would deem graduate students at private institutions to not be employees, which ScienceInsider reports might affect unionization efforts.

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.