The Daily Scan - Page 6


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.

Leaving the Lab Life

When more science PhDs leave academic labs, where do they go?

Big Prize for Mini Medicine

The X Prize Foundation has unveiled its final contestants for the $10 million 'Tricorder' competition.

Science Send-ups

Satirical news outlets offer different takes on science.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: homologous recombination between RNA and DNA, monitoring high-throughput sequencing.

Right for the Test

A new study finds that Angelina Jolie's 2013 op-ed about her preventive double mastectomy encouraged high-risk women to undergo genetic testing.

Possible Plan

Australia's chief scientist outlines a strategy for the nation, but doesn't know whether it will be followed.

From the Bear's Paw Print

Researchers have been able to collect DNA from the footprints left in the snow by a polar bear.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: NutriChem database, essential genes in gonorrhea pathogen, and more.

Home Sweet Microbiome

The bacterial community of a home resembles that of its occupants, according to a recent Science paper.