The Daily Scan - Page 16

Smallpox Unsecured

Smallpox samples were found sitting unsecured at a government lab storeroom.

An NCATS Drug Candidate Moves On

A drug candidate has emerged from the US National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: DecoRNAi to limit off-target effects, approach to uncover somatic mutations in tumor samples, and more.

Leader of the Biotech Pack

With various incentives, cities and states vie to be leaders in biotech.

Alzheimer's Predictions

Researchers report a set of proteins that can predict Alzheimer's disease progression.

Ending the Odyssey

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network aims to solve medical mysteries, the Los Angeles Times says.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: heteroplasmic mitochondrial mutations, effect of sleep deprivation on the metabolome, and more.

Human Gene Set Downsized

A proteomic analysis suggests a smaller number of protein-coding genes in the human genome.

Chimps' Retirement

A number of research chimpanzees have moved to a sanctuary.

Gene Swap

Researchers find a bacterial gene has been acquired multiple times by fungi.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: hummingbird population divergence, the Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project, and more.

High Containment Dangers

Research into dangerous pathogens poses dangers of its own.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Tibetans and Denisovans, Dutch genome sequences, commercial RNA expression analysis.