Technique could be extended to human viruses and help with eradication of polio.
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Governments, funders and regulatory authorities must urgently address the risks posed by gain-of-function research, says Simon Wain-Hobson.
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The week in science: US science agencies get funding boost; UK edges towards approving IVF techniques to avoid some genetic diseases; and Australia gets fourth science minister in less than 16 months.
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European agency will publish firms’ clinical-trial results.
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Falkor plots a fresh course for ocean studies with Google cash.
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Con artists are stealing the identities of real journals to cheat scientists out of publishing fees.
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A special issue of Nature looks at the transformation taking place in scientific publishing.
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Cheap open-access journals raise questions about the value publishers add for their money.
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As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchersare trying to keep up.
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The explosion in open-access publishing has fuelled the rise of questionable operators.
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Discovery that fossilization distorts pigment structures casts doubt on reconstructed plumages.
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But genetic tests of 200,000 people reveal no clear cause-and-effect.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12675
Sex determination in the protozoan Tetrahymena is a roll of the genetic dice.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12684
Molecule changes shape to help organisms kick drugs out of cells.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12686
Turning 100 might have seemed unremarkable to the Hungarian-born mathematician.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12687
Bacteria transplant provides some of the benefits of gastric bypass surgery without the surgery.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12688
Space telescope culls exotic creation theories with ultra-precise microwave map.
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Tabletop Higgs particles may illuminate cosmic cousin.
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Italian health minister’s support for a controversial treatment appals the country’s scientists.
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Ageing study finds being alone is a health risk.
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