The Daily Scan - Page 23

Quick Conversion

Researchers engineer an 'exotic' microbe to convert plant biomass to ethanol.

Sequence That Bug

The US Food and Drug Administration is increasingly using genome sequencing to track food-borne illnesses.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: origin of potato famine pathogen, single-cell nucleosome positioning, and more.

On a Laundry Shelf Near You

Biofuels are beginning to show up in household products, the New York Times reports.

But Do They Have More Fun?

Stanford researchers home in on a regulatory SNP involved in blonde hair color in Northern Europeans.

Made it Through

The House has passed a bill that would fund a number of federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, for fiscal year 2015.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: RNAi approach to examine HPV16 infection, genome-wide analysis of copy number variants in type 1 diabetes, and more.

Protein Structure Preservation

As the PSI rides into the sunset, some parts may be worth preserving.


Volumes of next-gen sequencing data have one biologist living "a paired-end nightmare."

This Week in Science

In Science this week: rat brain synapse visualization and more.

You, Too Can Be Underpaid

The Onion takes on pay disparity in STEM fields.

Retraction Time

Embattled stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata is to retract one of her two controversial papers.

Spreading the Word

Georgetown is firing up a genomic medicine MOOC.