The study published in Nature Neuroscience says the cell is present in people but not in mice, ScienceInsider reports.
British researcher Mike Galsworthy says a no-deal Brexit would have huge detrimental consequences to UK scientists.
In PNAS this week: microevolution in Candida albicans, ties between shorter-than-usual telomere repeats at the end of chromosomes and genetic cardiomyopathies, and more.
Researchers in Australia have used metagenomics to create a more complete phylogenetic tree for microbial species.
The former head of the CDC is being accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks without her consent in October 2017, reports the Washington Post.
Scientists are worried that new federal rules on IRBs could cost too much in actual fees for young researchers, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The founders of the popular blog spoke to University Affairs about why they think scientific misconduct happens and what could be done to create greater transparency.
In PLOS this week: eQTLs contributing to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder, a genomic analysis of malaria parasites that infect African great apes, and more.
Researchers examine the genetic makeup of dogs at animal shelters in Arizona and California and how well that matches with what breeds shelters say a dog may be.
The US National Institutes of Health is investigating concerns that researchers it funded didn't divulge ties to foreign organizations, according to Stat News.
Researchers have conducted a genetic analysis of pythons living in southern Florida.
In Science this week: genetic and epidemiological study tracking recent Brazilian yellow fever outbreak, and more.
Lawmakers have proposed an amendment to get the US National Institutes of Health to retire its chimps more quickly, Stat News reports.
Law enforcement officials have relied on genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a decade-old series of rapes, the Associated Press reports.
Scientific American writes that shifting the balance of GRF4-DELLA in rice could lead the crop to use nitrogen more efficiently.
In Nature this week: genome of an ancient hominin with a Neanderthal mother and Denisovan father, and more.
Japanese broadcaster NHK reports that a Japanese government panel has decided not to regulate some types of gene editing.
Wired reports that researchers in China have used base editing to fix a Marfan syndrome-linked mutation in human embryos.
Science has drawn up a list of topics to discuss with Kelvin Droegemeier, the nominee to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
In Cell this week: genome-wide chromatin accessibility profile of mouse tissues, urea cycle dysregulation in cancer, and more.
A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.
23andMe's Anne Wojcicki ponders DNA and what it means to be human in a New York Times essay.
Bloomberg reports that researchers and drug companies are modeling anti-obesity treatments after the rare genetic condition essential fructosuria.
In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.
The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.
A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.
At Nature, a graduate student describes how to explore careers outside academia and what PhD programs can do help that search.
A new analysis of research funding finds that after receiving their first award, female researchers are just about as likely to receive additional awards as male researchers.
The Nature Jobs blog reports that the University of Chicago is no longer requiring graduate school applicants to submit standardized test scores.