The Daily Scan - Page 4


Back-and-Forth on the MinIon

As one set of researchers slams the results generated by Oxford Nanopore's MinIon, others say improvement have occurred and will continue to occur.

Warning for the Curious

Genetic testing — even ancestry testing — doesn't always lead to happy endings, Vox reports.

Lasker Winner Urges Wider Genetic Screening

Mary-Claire King, one of the new Lasker Award winners, calls for more widespread genetic screening for breast cancer.

Jack the Ripper's Genes

Has genomic analysis finally named Jack the Ripper?

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: breast or ovarian cancer risk estimates, SNPs linked to cognitive performance, and more.

Across Generations

The Observer examines how epigenetics may influence health and disease, and whether the field is over-hyped.

Deep Cleaning of Lab Shelves

On the recesses of lab shelves, both the US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration found forgotten samples of hazardous items.

Reproducibility Focus

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking comments on reproducibility in science.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: divergence in rabbit genomes, loci linked to Alzheimer's disease, and more.

Church Opens Up

George Church's visions involve rewriting the genome, lengthening lifespans, and authoring evolution.

Flawed Analysis

An analytical flaw leads to the retraction of a paper on schizophrenia-related SNPs.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: a coffee genome, analyzing ocean microbes.

Basic Science Spending

US universities saw flat federal funding in 2012 for basic R&D.