A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe

The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.

The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.

policy, genetics & genomics
Definitive Evidence for Water Ice on the Moon: Study
Definitive Evidence for Water Ice on the Moon: Study
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2018
Data from the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft show frost on the lunar north and south poles.
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 20, 2018
Officials say the birds had eaten crops meant for experiments.
Dartmouth Professor Plagiarized His Colleague, University Says
Dartmouth Professor Plagiarized His Colleague, University Says
Jef Akst | Aug 20, 2018
H. Gilbert Welch, a health policy expert who has advocated against superfluous cancer screening, published another Dartmouth researcher’s work, according to the university administration.
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.
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.
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.
US EPA’s Chemical Assessment Guide Creates Contention
US EPA’s Chemical Assessment Guide Creates Contention
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 16, 2018
Scientists and advocacy groups criticize new guidelines that could exclude some academic studies during toxicity reviews.
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.