The Daily Scan - Page 17


This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: historical migrations of Horn of Africa populations, paraquat-resistance genes in goosegrass, and more.

The 'Ugly Stew' of Science and Politics

There's a gulf between the expanding influence of science in human life and human understanding of it.

The Baby's Sequence

A graduate student and blogger sequenced his son's genome before he was born.

Within the Bounds

In criticizing a microbiome paper, the critic wants to keep from "overselling" the field.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: Mexican population dynamics and personalized medicine, and more.

A Bigger Brain Plan?

A think tank says the White House's BRAIN Initiative needs to be bigger and more expensive.

Science Approach

An editorial in the New Scientist says Brazil should look to science to spur economic growth.

Anything and Everything

Biological research, registering for political elections, and more are being powered by cloud computing.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: eucalyptus tree reference genome, and more.

A Dollop More

Draft bill before the Senate would increase funding for the US National Institutes of Health.

Mosquitoes' 'Genetic Achilles Heel'

Genetic engineering technique offers hope for devastating malarial mosquito populations.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool for determining functional relationships between genes, modeling functional effects of non-synonymous variants, and more.

Can It Be Done?

When it comes to de-extinction, Scientific American says it's possible.