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Opinion: How to Stop Women’s Silence in STEM
Andrea Anton, Francisca C. Garcia, Maria Ll. Calleja | Jul 16, 2019
Our survey of seminars in biology and chemistry shows that women ask fewer questions than men. We propose ways to change that.
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
Police are investigating “possible policy breaches” at the National Microbiology Laboratory.
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2019
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | Jul 16, 2019
Deaths attributed to the disease have outpaced those from Ebola this year.
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 15, 2019
Some variants implicated in the disease are also linked to other psychiatric disorders.
A Brief Guide to the Current CRISPR Landscape
Diana Kwon | Jul 15, 2019
Hundreds of CRISPR patents have been granted around the world, and the number of applications continues to grow at a rapid pace.
Researchers Identify Gut Microbes to Help Malnourished Kids Recover
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 12, 2019
Calories aren’t enough to correct malnourishment, but eating foods that spur specific microbes to grow in the gut can.
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2019
Animal studies and a few small clinical trials show it’s possible to get commensal microbes to protect against bone loss, rather than contribute to it.
University of California Loses Access to New Content in Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2019
The university and the publisher have been trying to forge a new licensing agreement for the last year.
Potential Causes of Irreproducibility Revealed
Abby Olena | Jul 11, 2019
Five independent groups got different results in a drug-response experiment, despite sharing protocols, reagents, and cell lines. The researchers identify technical variables that could be to blame.