Academics protest over government's 'dual use' research programme — which received a big funding boost.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21779
The Klosneuviruses contradict the theory that viruses make up a distinct domain of life, but not everyone is convinced.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21798
Publishers agree to release proprietary data on references in millions of papers.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21800
US Food and Drug Administration says firm can provide consumers with information on genetic risks.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21802
The week in science: 31 March–6 April 2017.
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New investments promise to get precision medicine and precision public health off the ground. But experts debate how much work needs to be done first.
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Scientists face tough decisions when the latest gene-editing findings don’t match up with the results of other techniques.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21763
Website contains thousands of 3D stem cell images and could help with better understanding diseases like cancer.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21769
This week marks a chance to curb the misuse of crime-scene evidence in US courts and spare innocent people from going to jail, says Robin Mejia.
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Debate grows over a molecule implicated in animal navigation.
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The gut microbes of young killifish can extend the lifespans of older fish – hinting at the microbiome’s role in ageing.
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'Pre-cancer' genome atlas proposed to track tumours as they turn from benign to dangerous.
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But the child's parents have decided to forego long-term monitoring by researchers.
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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
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
Teenage mother who lived 12,000 years ago was malnourished but still roamed widely.
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March’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.
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Early studies fuel scientists’ determination to understand how immunotherapy may sometimes make disease worse.
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People are set to march in more than 420 cities on 22 April.
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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