Week in Review: March 7–11

Resensitizing drug-resistant bacteria; MYC and immune response to cancer; mite-virus-bee ecology; epigenetics of IVF embryo sex; Zika and birth defects; p-value best practices

Mar 11, 2016
Tracy Vence

Other news in life science:

The US Patent and Trademark Office is set to launch its “patent interference” inquiry into the competing patents on the gene-editing technology.
 
The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.
 
A study provides stronger evidence for the causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and warns of a host of other birth defects associated with the virus.
 
A whistleblower asked to have his named pulled from a study led by the embattled surgeon.
 
A second study finds evidence that feeding children peanuts could help prevent them from developing allergies to the legume later in life.