The Scan

Splicing Predictions

A Toronto-lead team uses machine learning to interpret the genome.

The Sequencing Future

Cheaper sequencing may lead to widespread sequencing, even in unexpected places, The Motley Fool writes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: link between RARRES2 gene and serum chemerin levels, dengue fever assay, and more.


After efforts to replicate STAP cell findings fail, Riken's Haruko Obokata resigns.

Nathaniel Comfort discusses the genomics-enabled future.

Karolinska Institutet researchers report that exercise can influence methylation status at enhancer sites.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: variability in gene expression, and more.

Scientific American's Charles Seife examines the world of "fill-in-the-blanks research."

Share Alike

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health hopes to enable sharing of genetic data, Technology Review says.

An artist creates sculptures based on DNA discarded by strangers.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: detecting DNA double-strand breaks made by engineered nucleases, and more.

For the Answer

NIH Director Francis Collins discusses the promise of clinical genome sequencing for pinpointing molecular causes of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Microbial Evidence

Researchers find that hairs harbor individualized microbial communities, a finding that could have applications to forensics, particularly sex crimes.

Guideline Change

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a set of revised guidelines.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: new targets to treat Cryptococcus neoformans, map of chromatin contact patterns, and more.

The Screening Test

Reporter Beth Daley finds that some doctors and patients are placing too much stock in the outcomes of non-invasive prenatal tests.

The Mouse Version

Some cancer patients are turning to mouse avatars to personalize their treatments.

The Smithsonian Institution is launching a biodiversity genomics institute.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: proteogenomic approach to profile post-translational modifications and gene expression, ancient horse genomes, and more.

The US National Institutes of Health is ending the longitudinal National Children's Study.

Lego is bringing back its limited edition Research Institute set with female scientists, the New York Times reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: lipid metabolites linked to heart disease risk, transcriptomic conservation in fish, and more.

Researchers have developed genome maps that show how DNA loops together.

Recent studies indicate that hangover severity may be heritable, the Guardian reports.

Sewer Sequences

Researchers consider sequencing sewage as a means of tracking outbreaks.


Finding a job in the sciences can be a challenge, writes Bryan Gaensler at the Conversation.

Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.

A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.

Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.