The Transparent Factor - 30 Jul 2014
Thomson Reuters says it is being more transparent in how it calculates its impact factor metric, but critics are looking for other ways to gauge scientific impact.
Staying Well - 30 Jul 2014
The Resilience Project aims to tease out why some people with disease-causing mutations don't become ill.
Cave of Bones - 30 Jul 2014
Researchers hope to collect fossils and ancient DNA from a sinkhole that trapped a number of animals tens of thousands of years ago.
This Week in Cell - 30 Jul 2014
In Cell this week: CHD8 mutation-related autism spectrum disorder, algorithm to analyze gene interactions and biological pathways, and more.
Here's a Good Level - 29 Jul 2014
A senator proposes a minimum budget level for the National Institutes of Health.
Rewriting Epigenetics - 29 Jul 2014
Researchers link in utero exposure to tobacco smoke to epigenetic changes.
"Because I'm Happy…" - 29 Jul 2014
Economists tie happiness levels to genes, particularly ones common in Denmark.
This Week in PNAS - 29 Jul 2014
In PNAS this week: lncRNAs in developing heart tissue, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine patterns during T-cell development, and more.
The Google Study - 28 Jul 2014
Google embarks on a data-rich project to see what a 'baseline' healthy person looks like.
Defining Genetic Modification - 28 Jul 2014
The UK's redefinition of 'genetic modification' has drawn complaints of dishonesty.
So Many Letters - 28 Jul 2014
Non-governmental and scientific organizations spar over the chief scientific adviser position at the European Commission.
This Week in PLOS - 28 Jul 2014
In PLOS this week: population admixture in Cuba, Vibrio cholera clades, and more.
That Tiny Little Bit? - 25 Jul 2014
Oxford researchers calculate that less than 10 percent of the human genome is functional.
Octopus supermom sets egg-brooding record - 30 Jul 2014
Forsaking food, she protects her clutch for 4.5 years
Unexpected stem cell factories found inside teeth - 30 Jul 2014
Discovery could lead to new source of stem cells for research and treatment
Key narcolepsy–influenza vaccine findings retracted - 30 Jul 2014
Stanford researchers unable to replicate findings linking immune response to sleep disorder
How the moon got its shape - 30 Jul 2014
Earth's gravity deformed our satellite and even shifted its poles
The awesome strength of a hummingbird - 29 Jul 2014
Wing length-to-width ratio explains its tremendous efficiency