The Daily Scan - Page 5

From Bacterial Viruses to Genome Editing

NPR speaks with Jennifer Doudna at the University of California, Berkeley, about genome editing.

Big Changes and Developmental Disorders

The role of copy-number variants in developmental disorders is being studied.

What's In the Cell Line?

Cell line contamination leads one group to retract a paper.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: microdeletion linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder, epigenetic changes and parasite survival, and more.

Startup Aims to Find Cancer with miRNAs

A microRNA- and cloud-based system aims to help detect cancer early, Wired reports.

Taking a Nobel on the Road

Winning a Nobel Prize changes the recipient's life, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Money for Big Data

The US National Institutes of Health awarded grants aimed at making sense of big biomedical data.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: visualizing how HIV enters host cell, and more.

Quicker, Quicker, But Safe

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg discussed the speed of medical device reviews at AdvaMed.

Ideas from Unexpected Places

A Grand Challenge is looking for ideas from any source.

A Fraud Blockbuster

A fictionalized movie version of the Hwang Woo-Suk cloning scandal is in Korean theaters.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: additional variants linked to human height, and more.

The Nanoscopy Nobel

A trio of researchers wins this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pushing the boundaries of microscopy to the nanoscale.