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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.

DNA barcoding provides insight into the whole genome.

Several authors wonder, is the blockbuster model dying?

Stem Cells Push Back

Legislators attempt to lighten restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research.

A Q&A with Peter Covitz focuses on IT needs for the Cancer Genome Atlas.

Biotech firms are complaining there aren’t enough scientists to hire.

James Watson asks for the "bad" parts of his genome to be left out.

How far will amateur genealogists go in pursuit of that DNA sample?

GTO scans today's edition of Science.

Bibliographic Nirvana

Neil Saunders blogs about the free scientific typesetting software called LaTeX.

A blogger runs through what the Roche buyout of 454 means to the community.

Two Decades of Bionet

An online biologists' user group celebrates its 20th birthday.

A philosopher suggests that lab classes are expendable.

GTO scans today's edition of Nature.

A feature story in Scientific American looks at the genetics behind alcoholism.

Scientists in the UK have a theory about why we're not all attractive. Um, thanks.

Claire Fraser-Liggett resigns from TIGR, but mum's the word on her future plans.

The 'father of MRI' dies at 77.


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.