Nobel, Shmobel

With scientific work becoming more and more collaborative, Adaptive Complexity's Michael White thinks that the Nobel prize may slip into obscurity. He argues that Nobel-level work today is carried out by more than three principal scientists (the prize can only be shared among three people) and that the prizes, particular in biology, are generally awarded long after the work was completed when the scientists are nearing retirement.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.