Elaina Tuttle spent her life trying to understand the bizarre chromosome evolution of a common bird — until tragedy struck.
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Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US defence department’s research arm — but how much will go to basic research is unclear.
Nature 540 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21038
String of publications describes attempts — mostly unsuccessful — to use proposed CRISPR rival.
Nature 540 20 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21023
The drug, and others based on the ‘amyloid hypothesis’, are still being tested in other, different trials.
Nature 540 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21045
Ahead of a key meeting on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Leonardo Trasande argues that policy must follow the science.
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SESAME project is set to revolutionize science in the region but is strapped for cash.
Nature 539 475 doi: 10.1038/539475a
Worries include job prospects, discrimination — and safety.
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Applying electrical currents to mouse skulls suggests method to activate remote regions in the brain without the need for surgery.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21020
Imbalance exists even though supply of reviewers outstrips demand, study suggests.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21031
Questions remain around commitment to boost science investment.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21022
Project to sequence the DNA of more than 1,000 species seeks to reveal how bats learn to communicate.
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Cap at current spending levels could spell ‘end of science in Brazil’, researchers say.
Nature 539 480 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21014
Influential committee says researchers need assurances that they can stay after UK leaves European Union.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21015
A discovery that was supposed to help reveal how the bursts arise only thickens the plot.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20993
Drilling into Mexico’s Chicxulub basin also finds shattered rock where underground life could thrive.
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The ability to control very small groups of neurons could have big implications for brain science.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20995
Researchers chafe at spending cuts and fear a brain drain.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21013
The week in science: 11–17 November 2016.
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The waters of the Southern Ocean have absorbed much of the excess heat and carbon generated by humanity.
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Theoretical models of how science works provide valuable insights, says Philip Ball.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20987