By Tony Fong

This story originally ran on June 23.

Researchers in Massachusetts have uncovered a novel candidate protein biomarker that could provide the basis for a diagnostic test for appendicitis in children.

If the biomarker pans out in further studies, it would provide clinicians an easy and accurate method for diagnosis of the ailment, which accounts for the most common childhood surgical emergency, according to the researchers.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.