The Daily Scan - Page 8


Source of the Fever

DNA sequencing uncovered a mutation responsible for a man's high fevers and his son's death.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: European population history; Bacterium associated with Cholera recovery.

Then Again

23andMe reverses course on its plan to opt users into its relative finder program, Vox reports.

Science Advocates Call for Budget Boost. Again

A new report calls for increasing R&D spending in the US.

Newly Crowned 'Geniuses'

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2014 fellows.

This Week in Genome Research

In Genome Research this week: potential fitness effects of ancient gene duplications, chromatin interaction analysis by paired-end tag sequencing, and more.

Microbial Approach to Better Crops

Researchers are focusing on the microbial community of plants to improve crops.

Money Where the Eye Is

Venture capitalists are investing the most in startups focused on eye-related issues, but investment in hearing-related startups is rising.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: phylogenetic study of beak and feather disease, sorghum genetic population structure coincides with African ethnolinguistic patterns, and more.

In a Name

Cancer specialists debate the merits of early screening for disease.

Eye on iPS

Riken scientists develop and implant iPS cells into a patient.

Superbugs Versus Sequencing

Hospitals are using sequencing to trace outbreaks of disease within their walls.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: honeybee gut community, exome study of Usher syndrome, and more.