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.

genetics & genomics, ecology, culture, cell & molecular biology, disease & medicine
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.
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Ashley Yeager | Aug 24, 2018
Duped into an interview with the comedian, the NIH director caught on to the joke and seized it as a teaching opportunity.
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.
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2018
The number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak of the virus has now surpassed 100.  
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago. 
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.
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2018
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
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.