Investigators in Charles Weissmann’s lab at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., have developed a cell-based assay that showed that a cloned murine neuroblastoma cell line called N2a-PK1 responded heterogeneously to being infected with RML and 22L prions, which causes fatal neurological disease such as scrapie in sheep and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle.
 

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.