The Scan

Stanford University's Karl Deisseroth and Xiaoliang Sunney Xie from Harvard University are this year's recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: microbial communities of household dust, sequencing study of desiccation tolerance in the Resurrection Plant, and more.

Liquid biopsies and DNA tests may be able to tell physicians whether a cancer patient is relapsing, the New York Times reports.

FASEB says guidelines proposed by the NIH to bolster research reproducibility are premature and don't take the full range of scientific studies into consideration.

Nautilus' Alexandra Ossola examines how Tay-Sachs disease jump-started the genetic disease testing field.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: GWAS links gene to noise-induced hearing loss in mice, population genetics of malaria parasites, and more.

The World Health Organization calls for the public release of clinical trial results within a year of the completion of data collection.

Nature has retracted a 2002 epigenetics paper for image manipulation.

African and US health officials work to establish an Africa-wide Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: measles virus nucleocapsid structure, and more.

The Pair of Them

Hopkins researchers report that matched tumor-normal pairs are necessary to identify and interpret mutations found in patients' tumors.

CRISPR Fight Flares

The University of California is questioning the Broad Institute CRISPR patents, Tech Review reports.

Moving Dollars Around

Republicans on the House science committee put forth an America COMPETES Act reauthorization bill.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic imprinting maps, spatial origin of cells, and more.

Gathering the Data

IBM and its partners look to combine health information to develop a health platform for the Watson supercomputer.

The Hot New Method

BioMed Central's Rafal Marszalek discusses the surging popularity of genome editing.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: approach to assess multiple protein sequence alignments, method to characterize alternative splicing events from RNA-seq data, and more.

Scientists in British Columbia are setting up a genomic surveillance system for avian influenza.

Connie Marshner at the Federalist wonders whether the pilot projects examining newborn genome sequencing are harbingers of a mandatory program.

Pyrimidines in Space

NASA researchers say they've reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine from pyrimidines under space-like conditions.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: omic characterization of Rett syndrome model, alternative splicing mechanisms in human T cells, and more.

Some health insurance companies are declining to cover multi-gene panel tests, Reuters reports.

Between the Coasts

The Wall Street Journal profiles NewLink Genetics, a biotech company based in Iowa.

Researchers isolate DNA from a 170,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pangenome, Venus clam immune transcriptome, and more.


Thomas Magaldi, a career services administrator at the Sloan Kettering Institute, describes how he found that career path at Nature Jobs.

At Bitesize Bio, Dhivya Kumar shares tips for figuring out your post-grad school career move.

At her blog, Dr. Becca details how she plans to deal with low funding as she heads toward tenure review.

At his blog, the Genomic Repairman recounts his transition from PhD student to postdoc.