The Daily Scan - Page 22

Bold Science

In separate essays, researchers wonder whether Fred Sanger would receive funding in today's climate.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: crow genomes, and more.

That's Great, But Who Pays?

Insurance companies are beginning to shy away from paying for whole-exome sequencing as the volume of testing increases, Reuters reports.

Population Nosedive

Was the passenger pigeon population in a nosedive before it was shot out of the sky?

The Triglycerides of the Matter

Increasing evidence points to a role for the gene APOC3 in triglyceride levels and heart attack.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: diabetes risk variant in Greenlanders, and more.

And All Under 140 Characters

The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft social media guidelines for drug companies.

An Understanding

Cancer centers are increasingly testing patients' tumors for their genetic profiles to guide treatment, Bloomberg reports.

Shoulders of Others

An analysis of patent office codes finds that that a majority of new inventions combine existing technologies in novel ways.

This Week in Genome Biology

In Genome Biology this week: gene expression patterns in neoplasias, inheritance of methylation patterns, and more.

Democratizing Genomics

The UK's plans to automate its genomics initiatives will democratize genomics.

Allure of Science

Initiatives to interest students in science careers have not brought about a "sea change," a column in the New York Times says.

In it Together?

The Scripps Research Institute and the University of Southern California mull a merger, reports U-T San Diego.