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CRISPR, the disruptor

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:21am

A powerful gene-editing technology is the biggest game changer to hit biology since PCR. But with its huge potential come pressing concerns.

Nature 522 20 doi: 10.1038/522020a

Business: The billion-dollar biotech

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 9:21am

Moderna Therapeutics has big ambitions and a bankroll to match. How a fledgling start-up became one of the most highly valued private drug firms ever.

Nature 522 26 doi: 10.1038/522026a

Large Hadron Collider starts doing science again

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 8:21am

Particle collisions at record energies will push the boundary of human knowledge.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17659

Pluto’s moons move in synchrony

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:21am

Gravity binds together three satellites of dwarf planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17681

Will China’s new ivory controls make a difference?

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:21am

Conservationists welcome move but problems for African elephants remain.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17692

Supercharged LHC tackles Universe’s big questions

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:21pm

A graphical guide to the science ahead at the Large Hadron Collider.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17693

Sluggish data sharing hampers reproducibility effort

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:21pm

Initiative trying to validate 50 cancer papers finds difficulty in accessing original study data.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17694

Take concepts of chemistry out of the classroom

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:21pm

The public image of chemistry is not as negative as some assume — but many people find it hard to connect the field to the real world, says Chiara Ceci.

Nature 522 7 doi: 10.1038/522007a

Retracted gay-marriage study debated at misconduct meet-up

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 5:21pm

Over rum cocktails at the World Conference on Research Integrity, experts discussed what can be learnt from the fallout of a flawed political-science paper.

Nature 522 14 doi: 10.1038/522014a

Hyper-precise atomic clocks face off to redefine time

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:21pm

Next-generation timekeepers can only be tested against each other.

Nature 522 16 doi: 10.1038/522016a

Hawaii prunes Mauna Kea telescope hub

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:21pm

Cultural fight over sacred mountain accelerates observatory closures.

Nature 522 15 doi: 10.1038/522015a

Light opens up the larynx

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:21pm

Muscles engineered to be photosensitive could lead to treatments for paralysis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17662

Nigeria's new leadership raises hopes for science

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:21am

Oye Ibidapo-Obe, former head of the Nigerian Academy of Science, discusses research-policy priorities for the country's new president, Muhammadu Buhari.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17658

Italian scientists vilified in wake of olive-tree deaths

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:21am

Police investigate researchers' role in devastating bacterial epidemic.

Nature 522 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17651

Ancient humans brought tools to Europe

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:21am

Remains from Lebanon show that advanced technology was not a European invention.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17661

Sawfish spawn without sex

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:21pm

Researchers document first instances of 'virgin birth' in a wild vertebrate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17671

Mysterious die-off sparks race to save saiga antelope

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:21pm

Half of world population of the endangered saiga dies in weeks — and nobody is sure why.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17675

Alzheimer’s research takes a leaf from the prion notebook

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:21pm

Study of rare protein-folding diseases offers tools for examining how amyloid plaques form.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17654

Mystery of black hole fireworks solved

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:21pm

Spectacular galactic jets are driven by galaxies melding together.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17656

Massive tank reveals hurricanes' inner workings

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:21pm

Facility simulates the furious winds and waves of the world's most powerful storms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17647