The Daily Scan


Floating Within

The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Dennis Lo is working on a way to spot cancer using cell-free DNA.

That's One Way to Go

New head of Australian research agency says to explore water dowsing.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic factors seem to influence Ebola infection outcomes, and more.

Share the Code

In an editorial, Nature calls for greater sharing of computer code.

Electric DNA

Researchers report on conducting a charge through a long DNA molecule.

Ounce of Prevention

Researchers say that genome sequencing has a role in cancer prevention strategies.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new approach to find genetic changes in autoimmune disease, and more.

Google to Scan Human Body for Inklings of Disease

Using nanoparticles and a wearable sensor, a Google X project hopes to monitor users' blood for early signs of disease.

Human Knockouts

Researchers release data on trove of natural human "knockouts."

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of integrating genome-wide methylation data, Mouse Genome Database features, and more.

Microbiome No Cure-all

As ideas about the role of bacteria in the microbiome shift, so do claims about health.

Balance of Males and Females

Researchers respond to the new sex equality policy at the US National Institutes of Health.

Sorta Safe and Secure

Pharmalot's Ed Silverman wonders how secure the Food and Drug Administration computer system is.