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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What happens to scientific papers when certain journals are no longer published? Some scientists are trying to make sure they don't disappear forever.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Doctors and patients are still trying to figure out what role at-home genetic testing should play in healthcare, Newsweek says.

In Genome Research this week, mismatch repair deficiency in C. elegans, retracing transcriptions start site evolution in the human genome, and more.