Genetic-sequence haul shows that the virus evolved differently — but no faster — than in previous epidemics.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17554
But overall flat science funding in latest budget is seen as a reprieve after last year’s heavy cuts.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17556
Team of expert researchers will bridge between politicians and wider science community.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17557
Aeroplane detects signature spike in photons that does not fit any known source of antiparticles.
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The use of genome-modification tools in wild species must be properly governed to avoid irreversible damage to ecosystems, says Jeantine Lunshof.
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States begin to permit field tests of transgenic plants.
Nature 521 138 doi: 10.1038/521138a
Chicken embryos have been altered so that the birds grow dinosaur-like snouts.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17507
Jo Johnson is smart and well-connected, but will not attend highest-level policy meetings.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17535
Geologists say hazard posed by earthquake-loosened earth could linger for years.
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Arthur Caplan, who will lead Johnson & Johnson's new bioethics panel, aims for a fairer way to allot experimental therapies for terminal illnesses.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17531
DNA from microbes living on the human body can be used to identify individuals.
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Genetic analysis suggests that virulent strain of Salmonella Typhi emerged in south Asia 25–30 years ago.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17514
It's time to ask uncomfortable questions about the brain mechanisms that allow 'ordinary’ people to turn violent, says Itzhak Fried.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17504
The World Health Organization announces the end of Ebola in Liberia, but the epidemic continues in nearby Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17513
Political scientist Michael Bruter says the psychology of voters who make up their minds at the last minute can yield unexpected results.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17511
A surprise Conservative majority and the rise of the Scottish National Party have implications for research policy.
Nature 521 134 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17506
Warming temperatures raise hopes that the comet lander will send out a signal.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17488
Losing legislation that has animal welfare at its core would not just jeopardize science, it is also likely to lead to a drop in standards, argues Kay Davies.
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