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New Technique Maps RNAs in Cells Without a Microscope
Kerry Grens | Jun 20, 2019
DNA microscopy pinpoints the locations of transcripts by laying a grid of tags over the molecules and labeling each connection.
Former NIH Director James Wyngaarden Dies
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2019
The Duke University emeritus professor was an expert in purine biosynthesis and the genetics of gout.
Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Just half of respondents in Eastern Europe agree that vaccines are safe.
Experimental Ebola Treatments Approved for Use in Uganda
Catherine Offord | Jun 19, 2019
The announcement comes as the country prepares for possible spread of the virus from Democratic Republic of Congo.
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 18, 2019
Wide availability of infection control and diagnostic resources is required to control outbreaks early.
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2019
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
Infant Monkeys Died in Accidental Poisoning at UC Davis Lab
Catherine Offord | Jun 18, 2019
The seven primates came into contact with a dye that was used on their mothers, documents reveal.
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
Emma Yasinski | Jun 17, 2019
New rules, which require international scientists to have a Chinese collaborator, go into effect July 1.
Trump Issues Executive Order that Could Reduce Scientific Advice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
The president wants to terminate at least a third of all federal advisory committees by the end of September.