The Daily Scan - Page 17


What Makes a Crow Species?

Researchers are applying genomic approaches to the study of speciation.

A Patent, Too

An Australian minister suggests that patents be a metric for determining funding.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: snowpack microbiome, approach to estimate age of rare human variants, and more.

Where on the List

At Five Thirty-Eight, a statistician examines the number of papers written by female scientists and where on the author list they fall.

Updating the List

With a new application process, the Directory of Open Access Journals aims to remove predatory publishers from its list.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: x-ray structure of the Cascade complex, and more.

The Innovation Economy

What should the US government do to spur and nourish an innovation economy?

Who Needs Sleep?

Researchers tie a gene variant to needing less sleep.

And From the Other Side

A senator introduces a competing science funding bill.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: CRISPR/Cas9 used to generate cancer model, and more.

Warnings and Withdrawals

A new analysis indicated that more recently approved drugs are more likely to receive black box warnings or be withdrawn from the market.

The Slight Difference

Epigenetics may hold the key to how modern humans and ancient Neanderthals had such similar genomes, but different attributes.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: SpliceNet, role of miRNAs in the regulation of embryonic stem cells, and more.