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Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 17, 2019
Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Abby Olena | Jul 17, 2019
Researchers use two techniques—
infection and irradiation—to suppress reproduction in populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes at two study sites in China.
Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 17, 2019
Worms with the reproduction-related
gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
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.
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.
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.