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Gender Bias Dissected in <em>eLife</em>&rsquo;s Peer Review
Gender Bias Dissected in eLife’s Peer Review
Viviane Callier | Sep 14, 2018
The journal undertook a self-assessment, finding men have more success than women with all-male review panels.
BPA and Its Replacements Have Same Effects on Mice
BPA and Its Replacements Have Same Effects on Mice
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2018
The plastic ingredients BPS and diphenyl sulfone cause chromosomal abnormalities, and the effects can last for generations.
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Massive Animal Sequencing Effort Releases First Set of Genomes
Jef Akst | Sep 13, 2018
The Vertebrate Genomes Project has released data on 14 vertebrate species, but the goal is to sequence all 66,000.
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 13, 2018
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Ruth Williams | Sep 13, 2018
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2018
The 51-year-old University of Cape Town researcher had been suffering from depression, and his death has prompted reflection on being a black academic in South Africa.
New Technique Limits CRISPR-Cas9 Off-Target Mutations
New Technique Limits CRISPR-Cas9 Off-Target Mutations
Abby Olena | Sep 12, 2018
A mouse study details a method called VIVO that predicts the accuracy of any guide RNA.
Zimbabwe&rsquo;s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Zimbabwe’s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Tonderayi Mukeredzi | Sep 12, 2018
The country is the second in Africa to permit cannabis cultivation, but months after approval there’s been little uptake by farmers and no scientific proposals.