China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

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50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa 
Emily Makowski | Dec 2, 2019
The public health emergency has spurred a mass vaccination campaign.
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Speaking a common language is key to a well-integrated team, but guidance is sparse on what—if anything—principal investigators should do about it.
Atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub> Levels Reached Another High in 2018
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Shawna Williams | Nov 26, 2019
The concentration of the greenhouse gas is now one-and-a-half times what it was before the Industrial Revolution, the World Meteorological Association says.
Polio Vaccination Causes More Infections than Wild Virus
Polio Vaccination Causes More Infections than Wild Virus
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2019
In rare instances, the live virus in oral polio vaccines can mutate and become infectious, causing new outbreaks.
Research Interrupted in Hong Kong Amid Protests
Research Interrupted in Hong Kong Amid Protests
Abby Olena | Nov 22, 2019
While short-term disruptions are manageable, scientists say, they are still concerned the unrest—and possible political ramifications—will affect the country’s research programs long-term.
Selecting Embryos for IQ, Height Not Currently Practical: Study
Selecting Embryos for IQ, Height Not Currently Practical: Study
Shawna Williams | Nov 21, 2019
Building simulations based on real genetic data, researchers conclude Gattaca-like tactics to choose the traits of future offspring would yield little payoff.
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
The Henderson State University academics face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal
EPA Plans Modifications to Controversial Transparency Proposal
Shawna Williams | Nov 12, 2019
The changes would further restrict which scientific findings can be used in drafting regulations.