The Scan

Chewed to Bits

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Decisions, Decisions

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

Two neuroscientists write in Nature News that solving the "reproducibility crisis" in science may require changing the requirements for publication.

Misconduct Costs Job

A Karmagenes researcher has lost his position after reportedly admitting to data fabrication, according to Retraction Watch.

Microbial Moisturizer

A new study finds that adding missing good bacteria to the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients decreases Staphylococcus aureus colonization.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of prehistoric New Mexicans, a nanopore method for mapping DNA methylation, and more.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Researchers rally near the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

AI for Peer Review

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: diatom genetic diversity, microfluidic droplet method for single-cell screening, and more.

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

Science Defenders

AAAS CEO Rush Holt says researchers are concerned about how society views science and notes the need to defend it, Stat News reports.

Not Private, Private

The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest's Peter Pitts discusses genetic testing privacy at Forbes.

Data Donations

A trio of academics urges for medical data donation at the Conversation.

Pages

A survey of UK academics found that women tended to have higher teaching loads than men, according to Nature News.

A study appearing in PNAS finds that the mean age of the US scientific workforce is increasing.

At Science Careers, Princeton University's Julian West advises new researchers to read widely.

At Science Careers, a researcher describes how her rejuvenated postdoc science policy committee is promoting science.