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Genetic details of controversial 'three-parent baby' revealed

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:21pm

But the child's parents have decided to forego long-term monitoring by researchers.

Nature 544 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21761

Brazilian scientists reeling as federal funds slashed by nearly half

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 5:21pm

After years of austerity, researchers fear that the latest dramatic cut will destroy the country's science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21766

Tool for detecting publication bias goes under spotlight

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 5:21am

Funnel plots are a popular tool in spotting when scientists in a field leave out negative study results, but one researcher says the method is flawed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21728

Ancient bones reveal girl's tough life in early Americas

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:21pm

Teenage mother who lived 12,000 years ago was malnourished but still roamed widely.

Nature 544 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21753

Space ravioli, nuclear explosions and a synthetic sun

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:21pm

March’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21754

Promising cancer drugs may speed tumours in some patients

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:21am

Early studies fuel scientists’ determination to understand how immunotherapy may sometimes make disease worse.

Nature 544 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21755

Tell Nature: Are you going to the March for Science?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:21am

People are set to march in more than 420 cities on 22 April.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21756

It's not just you: science papers are getting harder to read

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 5:21pm

Papers from 2015 are a tougher read than some from the nineteenth century — and the problem isn't just about words, says Philip Ball.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21751

NIH research grants yield economic windfall

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 9:21am

More than 30% of biomedical studies funded by the US government are later cited in commercial patents.

Nature 544 14 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21752

Brexit must preserve advisory networks

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:21am

Policymakers in charge of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union have a duty to maintain benefits of collaboration, says James Wilsdon.

Nature 543 591 doi: 10.1038/543591a

Brexit triggered, preprint push and a stem-cell first

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 2:21am

The week in science: 24–30 March 2017.

Nature 543 594 doi: 10.1038/543594a

Battle between quantum and thermodynamic laws heats up

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:21am

Physicists try to rebuild the laws of heat and energy for processes at a quantum scale.

Nature 543 597 doi: 10.1038/543597a

How giant marine reptiles terrorized the ancient seas

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:21am

Ichthyosaurs were some of the largest and most mysterious predators to ever prowl the oceans. Now they are giving up their secrets.

Nature 543 603 doi: 10.1038/543603a

How Brexit is changing the lives of eight researchers

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:21am

The months between the Brexit vote and this week's triggering of Article 50 have been a turbulent time for scientists — and things show no sign of calming.

Nature 543 600 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21714

Growth spurts may determine a lamprey's sex

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:21pm

The parasitic fish could be the first case of growth-dependent sex determination.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21724

Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:21am

Gut bacteria and altered metabolic pathways are suspects in mysterious disease.

Nature 543 602 doi: 10.1038/543602a

Cruel fusion: What a young man’s death means for childhood cancer

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 6:21pm

Epigenetic discoveries are fuelling renewed interest in the fusion proteins that have bedevilled cancer biologists.

Nature 543 608 doi: 10.1038/543608a