The Daily Scan


Home Sweet Microbiome

The bacterial community of a home resembles that of its occupants, according to a recent Science paper.

High-cost Drugs

The UK will inject more cash into its fund for pricey cancer drugs, but it also wants to see results.

A Dog's Lab

Researchers in Edinburgh are studying the Labrador retriever genome.

All of It

Researchers report a gapless sequence of an Escherichia coli serotype that can cause food poisoning.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: barley transcriptome profiling, prevalence of aneuploidy in various tissues, and more.

To Catch a Predatory Publisher

Legal action probably isn't an option for combating predatory scientific publishing, which means academics must carefully vet journals that offer to publish their work.

Stem Cell Scandal

Riken fails to replicate scandalous stem cell technique, plans reboot for tainted center.

Flawed Analysis Feud

An academic tussle breaks out over gene expression and happiness.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: Ebola virus genomes, transdisciplinary research barriers.

Producing Reproducibility

A new initiative will tackle the reproducibility problem.

Keeping up with the Pathogens

The US government takes steps to address a recent spate of serious biosafety lapses.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: ENCODE and modENCODE results, and honeybee genomes.

Primetime Bioethics

A TV production company is working up a drama about bioethical conundrums.