Top Scans of 2013 | GenomeWeb

Top Scans of 2013

The Daily Scan covered the biology field from around every conceivable aspect over the past year, including how government funding cuts and shutdowns hit research programs, global R&D trends, cutting-edge new technologies, and the bioethical quandaries raised by them, consumer genomics regulations, new genomes, new hominids and hominid sex, among many others.

But some stories piqued readers' interests more than others, and as an homage to the exciting year that was 2013, Daily Scan has assembled its most-read stories of the year.

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In Nature this week: genetic link between birth weight and adult-onset diseases, and more.

Even with all the current enthusiasm for gene therapies, Tech Review cautions that they are mostly in the early stages of development.

DNA phenotyping puts a potential face to a suspect in a nearly 25-year-old murder, the AP reports.

Researchers discuss the need for antibody standards at a meeting, NPR reports.