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Brazil asks whether Zika acts alone to cause birth defects

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Puzzling distribution of cases suggests Zika is not the only factor in reported microcephaly surge.

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Global rate of new HIV infections hasn't fallen in a decade

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Number has plateaued at around 2.5 million each year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20305

Brexit watch: UK researchers scramble to save science

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Uncertainty reigns as the UK struggles with how to sever its relationship with the EU.

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Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial

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Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August.

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Human brain mapped in unprecedented detail

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Nearly 100 previously unidentified brain areas revealed by examination of the cerebral cortex.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20285

The week in science: 15–21 July 2016

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Turkey purges all university deans after failed coup; engineered mosquitos show apparent success against dengue; and Romania joins CERN.

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Dutch agency launches first grants programme dedicated to replication

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Three-year pilot devotes €3 million to verifying other studies.

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The unsung heroes of CRISPR

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The soaring popularity of gene editing has made celebrities of the principal investigators who pioneered the field — but their graduate students and postdocs are often overlooked.

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The bicycle problem that nearly broke mathematics

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Jim Papadopoulos has spent a lifetime pondering the maths of bikes in motion. Now his work has found fresh momentum.

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People can sense single photons

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Experiment suggests that humans are capable of perceiving even the feeblest flash of light.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20282

South China Sea ruling sparks conservation fears

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Court decision escalates tensions in ecologically sensitive region, but may also push nations to cooperate.

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Cell biologists should specialize, not hybridize

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Dry cell biologists, who bridge computer science and cell biology, should have a pivotal role in driving effective team science, says Assaf Zaritsky.

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Turkey purges universities after failed coup

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Political turmoil spreads to education sector.

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Atom wranglers create rewritable memory

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Chlorine atoms arranged into grids bring researchers closer to data-storage devices that could hold the US Library of Congress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20269

Science under siege: how Venezuela’s economic crisis is affecting researchers

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Chemist Claudio Bifano tells Nature about daily life in a country gripped by hunger, scarcity and violence.

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Older men and young women drive South African HIV epidemic

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Genetics study confirms social cycle that helps infection to spread.

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First Greek science agency is rare source of joy for beleaguered researchers

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European Investment Bank provides surprise loan to halt startling brain drain.

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Algae are melting away the Greenland ice sheet

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'Black and Bloom' project explores how microorganisms help to determine the pace of Arctic melting.

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Bright light accelerates ageing in mice

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 2:21pm

Exposure to artificial light weakens rodents’ muscles and bones, but risks to people are less clear.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20263

Science’s status shifts in new Brexit government

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:21am

Reshuffled UK administration signals change for research and science policy.

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