publishing, genetics & genomics
How Journals Treat Papers from Researchers Who Committed Misconduct
How Journals Treat Papers from Researchers Who Committed Misconduct
Diana Kwon | Aug 18, 2017
Nature Plants explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, Eytan Z. Blumenthal, Michael Mimouni | Aug 15, 2017
Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 
CRISPR Corrects RNA-based Disease Defects
CRISPR Corrects RNA-based Disease Defects
Kerry Grens | Aug 10, 2017
In human cells, researchers deploy the genome editor to snip out toxic repetitive sequences.
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
The Scientist Staff | Aug 10, 2017
The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.
A Database of Genetic Differences Among Lab Mice
A Database of Genetic Differences Among Lab Mice
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers have catalogued mutations in the coding regions of 36 of the most important mouse strains.
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 7, 2017
The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Scientists Destroy Entire Chromosome with CRISPR
Scientists Destroy Entire Chromosome with CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2017
Multiple DNA breaks at either the centromere or the long arm of the mouse Y chromosome cause it to fragment and disappear.