Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research

A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.

A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.

colonists, ecology, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 27, 2018
A single transcription factor regulates a harlequin ladybird’s colors.
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Jessica Wright | Aug 17, 2018
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Ashley Yeager | Aug 17, 2018
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
It took an international group of researchers 13 years to crack the code and their efforts are already bearing fruit—one study has pinned down the genes responsible for wheat allergies and sensitivity.
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
Kerry Grens | Aug 16, 2018
The agency proposes ceding its scrutiny of these studies to the FDA.
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
John D. Loike | Aug 16, 2018
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2018
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.