The Daily Scan


King Tut's Ailments Traced to Incest

DNA testing reveals King Tut's parents were brother and sister.

Cleaning up Medical Research

John Ioannidis has some suggestions that he believes could help improve the accuracy of published research results.

Dealing With the Likelihood of Cancer

A 32-year-old freelance journalist and mother discusses the implications of testing positive for BRCA1.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: sgRNA and CRISPR studies, and microbial communities in the mouse gut.

Don't Chew The Pills!

Seeking to circumvent challenges faced in fecal transplants for treating C. difficile infections, researchers have developed … poop pills.

iPad Eye Scan

Researchers tested an app for the iPad that could be used to screen for glaucoma.

Finding an Answer for Lower Breast Cancer Risk among Latinas

A GWAS has identified a SNP that may explain why some Hispanic women are less likely to develop the disease.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: transcriptome sequencing study of metastatic breast cancer cells, transcriptome evolution in quid, and more.

Pause and Deliberate

The White House has suspended funding and called for a moratorium on gain-of-function research as it seeks guidance.

Jack the Ripper Genetic ID: Foiled by a Decimal Point?

A claim that genetic analysis identified Jack the Ripper is now being questioned by molecular biology experts.

DTC Genetic Testing, One Way or Another

FDA may have cracked down on DTC genetics, but data interpretation services are out there.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: systems biology approach to study lung flukes, investigating a virus from the Bunyaviridae family, and more.

Street Rats

A study of New York rats finds that they carry a number of pathogens.