Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity

An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.

An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.

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Opinion: Why It Is Time to Make Conferences Worth It
Opinion: Why It Is Time to Make Conferences Worth It
Nicholas Rowe | Sep 26, 2019
Very little science from meetings reaches a meaningfully large audience.
Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Diana Kwon | Sep 25, 2019
Many organizations work to confront sexual harassment at conferences.
Scholars Boycott Meeting, Citing Misconduct Accusations
Scholars Boycott Meeting, Citing Misconduct Accusations
Shawna Williams | Aug 30, 2019
The European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) faces criticism after public allegations emerge that its president engaged in sexual harassment and bullying.
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 10, 2019
Individual researchers and science societies are finding solutions so colleagues around the globe can attend conferences, from remote presentations to relocating conferences.
ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences
ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences
Diana Kwon | Jun 6, 2017
Numerous scientists are disappointed with the American Society for Microbiology’s decision, and some are hatching plans to keep the meetings alive.
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 15, 2016
The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Researchers Discuss Zika’s Effects on Child Development
Researchers Discuss Zika’s Effects on Child Development
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.
TS Picks: June 6, 2016
TS Picks: June 6, 2016
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2016
American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition 
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2015
A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting