A Caltech professor wins the Millennium Technology Prize that lauds technological advances that improve human life.
In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic analysis of the Venus flytrap, SMASH approach for CNV analysis, and more.
Researchers trace the deaths of a pair of newborn siblings to a mutation in their LIPT1 genes through whole-exome sequencing, Stat News reports.
Researchers find different molecular signatures in cancers from men as compared to those from women, the Wall Street Journal reports.
French officials release a report and move to strength safety measures for clinical trials, ScienceInsider reports.
In PNAS this week: system to track intron gains and losses, role of RUNX during mitosis, and more.
A lack of stability in research funding drives researchers away from academia, researchers write at eLife.
One case illustrates how DNA evidence can incriminate an innocent person, Scientific American says.
A team describes its idea for a clinical trial data-sharing database, called Vivli, ScienceInsider reports.
In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy may not always eliminate faulty mitochondria, a new study finds.
Sequencing mtDNA from transmissible canine cancers helps track dogs' movements around the world.
Avera Health launches a twin registry in the Midwest for genetic studies, the Associated Press reports.
In Science this week: new gene redundancy theory, and more.
Theranos has voided results obtained using its Edison platform and has sent out tens of thousands of corrected reports, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A new study finds that 30 percent of female clinician-researchers have experienced sexual harassment at work.
Proposed increases to small business programs touch off fight between business and research groups, ScienceInsider reports.
In Nature this week: giraffe genome and its evolution of a long neck, and more.
As Scientific American writes, pharmacogenetic testing can prevent adverse drug reactions, but there are insurance coverage and interpretation hurdles to overcome.
Author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses genetic destiny and more with NPR's Terry Gross.
In Genome Biology this week: methylation changes in aging, single-cell RNA sequencing of renal cell carcinoma tumor, and more.
The New York Times profiles the University of Copenhagen's Eske Willerslev.
Proposed changes to the US Common Rule could affect what samples are available for research, Stat News says.
Ethically, researchers don't have to return research results to the relatives of deceased study participants, Robert Green from Brigham and Women's Hospital writes at the Huffington Post.
In PNAS this week: degenerative myopathy risk in corgis, genes influencing Vibrio parahaemolyticus fitness, and more.
Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.
The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.
A trio of economists examines the effect of tenure clock stopping policies, the New York Times writes.
Two life science groups examine the state of the industry in California in a new report.