The Daily Scan - Page 8


New Science Minister

Greg Clark is the new UK universities and science minister.

This Week in Genome Biology

In Genome Biology this week: mammalian miRNA editing, breakpoint prediction method, and more.

But Does It Explain the Shared 'Top Chef' Obsession?

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds friends share similar genotypes.

Looking for 'Teeth'

In an op-ed, the Retraction Watch founders call for greater authority for the US Office of Research Integrity.

Called Back Up

The US is reconvening its National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, but is replacing nearly half its members.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: omic approach to find species to detoxify the environment, plastome comparisons, and more.

CDC Takes Action

The recent revelations of serious mishaps and mix-ups with pathogens have led CDC to take action.

Smallest Bit Possible

Hamilton Smith at the J. Craig Venter Institute is whittling the cell down to its essentials.

The Healthiest

Preimplantation genetic screening aims to ensure that healthy embryos are implanted during IVF, but critics say the process may decrease odds of becoming pregnant, the New York Times reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genomic characterization of Ewing sarcoma tumors, miRNA expression in athletes, and more.

Next-gen Challenges

As next-gen sequencing has overcome its early hurdles, newer, higher ones have arisen.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: patterns of gene expression among ocean microbes, and more.

Insurance and Privacy

Canada wants health and life insurers to stop using genetic test results to assess applicants' risk.