The Daily Scan - Page 23


Alien Pairs

Scripps scientists create 'alien life' in a cell using a synthetic chemical base pair.

DTC's Harms?

Boston Children's Hospital researchers say erroneous DTC results nearly caused a misdiagnosis and mistreatment.

Synthetic Biology's Culture

Is synthetic biology caught between the open-source and standard IP cultures?

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: sequencing spiders and silk, and editing genetic circuits in humans.

Justifying Science

A House bill regarding NSF funding has stoked concerns over scientific freedom.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: neurodegeneration mutations, influenza transmission, immune system variations.

Mining Data Mountains

Collins sees the mining of disease-gene-trait links as a glimpse of the future of big data.

Adaptive Radiation

A biologist finds some species are adapting to Chernobyl's radiation.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: fetal DNA sequencing, RNA sequencing to track disease states, examining fragile chromosomes.

Species Explosions

Are modern species classifications and genetic techniques causing taxonomic inflation?

Scaling up Biodefense

The US is boosting its biofense capacity – an expensive proposition.

Testing Human Flaws

Will prenatal genomics test the moral boundaries about human imperfection?

Cost of the Personal

An article in the Vancouver Sun discusses whether personalized medicine will lead to higher drug costs.