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Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  
Opinion: Constrain Speculation to Protect the Integrity of Science
Opinion: Constrain Speculation to Protect the Integrity of Science
Mike Klymkowsky | Jun 18, 2018
What we can know about biology before the last universal common ancestor is limited—and we should be circumspect in filling in the gaps.
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 15, 2018
Circuits made from a novel material are more flexible than ever before.  
Opinion: Three-Parent Embryos—A Slippery Slope?
Opinion: Three-Parent Embryos—A Slippery Slope?
John D. Loike, Alan Kadish | Jun 14, 2018
The use of pronuclear transfer to treat infertility must first be backed by evidence it can work in cases where parents seek to avoid mitochondrial mutations.
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.  
CRISPR Efficiency Tied to Cancer-Causing Process
CRISPR Efficiency Tied to Cancer-Causing Process
Kerry Grens | Jun 11, 2018
Two studies find the genome-editing technique works best when cells have a faulty DNA-damage response that’s frequently present in cancers.  
EPA to Limit Assessments of Toxic Chemical Risks
EPA to Limit Assessments of Toxic Chemical Risks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 8, 2018
Reducing the evaluation to only direct contact, rather than including environmental exposures, could leave damaging substances on the market, critics say.
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 7, 2018
Computational biologists are optimistic that the purchase of the world’s largest hub for open-source computer code will not affect the way they use GitHub for science.
Image of the Day: New Kids on the Block
Image of the Day: New Kids on the Block
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 7, 2018
Researchers discover that a layer of human breast tissue is not one but two distinct cell types.  
Medical Statistician Doug Altman Dies
Medical Statistician Doug Altman Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 5, 2018
The cofounder of the EQUATOR Network devoted his career to boosting transparency and improving the quality of clinical research.