The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to delay releasing its long-awaited report on the 2001 anthrax attacks that created havoc in the country in the wake of the September 11 attacks. [The New York Times] … Read more
A former graduate student has been found guilty of misconduct in a high profile case that rocked the chemistry community four years ago and resulted in the retraction of six papers. Read more
Unsurprisingly, much of the buzz at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting this year is about the 1000 Genomes Project, the eagerly awaited pilot data for which was published last week. One of the main take-home messages from the analysis has been the huge number of rare variants the study has turned up so far.