Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Many types of marine plankton are either animal-like or plant-like. But a huge number are both, and they are upending ideas about ocean ecology.
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life
Mixing It Up in the Web of Life

Many types of marine plankton are either animal-like or plant-like. But a huge number are both, and they are upending ideas about ocean ecology.

Many types of marine plankton are either animal-like or plant-like. But a huge number are both, and they are upending ideas about ocean ecology.

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Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Munyaradzi Makoni | Feb 4, 2019
Research organizations and universities have typically faced burdensome paperwork to convince funders their money would not be wasted.
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
Emma Yasinski | Feb 1, 2019
The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data.
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers find that it’s not just high-risk genes, but how children’s bodies respond to their own intestinal microbiota that relates to future diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2019
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears.
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
Catherine Offord | Jan 30, 2019
From canceled conferences to delayed publications, fallout of the shutdown spread beyond US borders, prompting concerns about long-term damage to international collaboration.
The US Scientists Who Knew About CRISPRed Babies
The US Scientists Who Knew About CRISPRed Babies
Shawna Williams | Jan 29, 2019
Multiple researchers were aware of He Jiankui’s clinical trial before the news became public in November.
“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility
“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility
Shawna Williams | Jan 25, 2019
A company announces the first pregnancy in a study of whether donor mitochondria can boost IVF’s odds of success.
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2019
Sleeping on a rhythmically swaying surface helps synchronize sleep oscillations in the human brain, a study finds.
Neanderthal Ancestry in Europeans Unchanged for Last 45,000 Years
Neanderthal Ancestry in Europeans Unchanged for Last 45,000 Years
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2019
The findings of a new study contradict previous results from some of the same scientists that suggested Neanderthal DNA was gradually removed from modern human genomes.