The Daily Scan - Page 13

Big Prize for Mini Medicine

The X Prize Foundation has unveiled its final contestants for the $10 million 'Tricorder' competition.

Science Send-ups

Satirical news outlets offer different takes on science.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: homologous recombination between RNA and DNA, monitoring high-throughput sequencing.

Right for the Test

A new study finds that Angelina Jolie's 2013 op-ed about her preventive double mastectomy encouraged high-risk women to undergo genetic testing.

Possible Plan

Australia's chief scientist outlines a strategy for the nation, but doesn't know whether it will be followed.

From the Bear's Paw Print

Researchers have been able to collect DNA from the footprints left in the snow by a polar bear.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: NutriChem database, essential genes in gonorrhea pathogen, and more.

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.