Study suggests the Spanish Habsburgs evolved to mute the effects of inbreeding, but other geneticists are unconvinced.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12837
Ground disturbances from large storms may be strong enough to prompt tremors.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12839
Pair of exoplanets sit in habitable zone of star far beyond the Solar System.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12825
Comprehensive tagging reveals workers switch tasks as they age.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12833
But researchers hope that the incidents will renew development of stalled vaccines.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12834
US institute launches effort to probe exceptional treatment responses.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12835
The week in science: IVF Nobel laureate Bob Edwards dies, Thermo Fisher Scientific buys up Life Technologies for $13.6 billion, and Romania’s national research council resigns en masse.
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Lack of funding and recruitment freezes are driving young researchers out of the country, warns Varvara Trachana.
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The genes of an ancient fish, the coelacanth, have much to reveal about our distant past.
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Finding and vaccinating Nigerian nomads may be one of the last obstacles to the eradication of polio.
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Decades after Thomas Lovejoy isolated fragments of the Brazilian rainforest in a grand experiment, researchers are building on his legacy around the world.
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The battle to justify research funding is as important now as it was 30 years ago, says Denis Noble.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12800
The deadly toxin has been found in a letter addressed to a US senator.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12819
Amount of virus in breast milk spikes when feeding slows down.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12820
Sequencing boosts research on organism increasingly useful for modelling human diseases.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12821
Findings bolster case for maternal drug therapy beyond feeding's end.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12832
Translational research wins in Obama’s budget, but its economic value remains uncertain.
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But worries persist about unintended consequences of tinkering with nature.
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Simulations identify past megadroughts, but at wrong times.
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Coating enables electron-microscope imaging of live organisms.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12799