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Required Reading for All

At the New York Times, Amy Harmon describes how one teacher outside Jacksonville, Florida brings evolution, a required topic, into the classroom. She focuses on David Campbell and his students who "often arrive at school fearing that evolution, and perhaps science itself, is hostile to their faith." Jonathan Eisen is a fan of the article, writing, "I think the whole piece should be required reading for all evolutionary biologists, all biologists, and all science teachers."

The Scan

Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.