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Ebola survivor’s blood holds promise of new treatment

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 7:21am

Antibody from man who survived infection from 1995 outbreak shows potent effect against deadly virus.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19440

Fight brews over promising genetic-sequencing technology

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:21am

Market leader Illumina sues rival firm Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19451

Successful test drive for space-based gravitational-wave detector

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 1:21pm

Mission paves the way for planned €1-billion space observatory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19452

Researchers claim to have made artificial mouse sperm in a dish

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:21pm

But some scientists are not convinced by the report.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19453

The week in science: 19–25 February 2016

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 11:21am

Anger over ExxonMobil’s climate misinformation; LIGO-India gets the go-ahead; and Italy gets a new research chief.

Nature 530 386 doi: 10.1038/530386a

Polish scientists protest over plan to log in Białowieża Forest

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:21am

Researchers suspect motives for a planned increase in felling are commercial, but forest administration cites pest control.

Nature 530 393 doi: 10.1038/530394a

Future generations

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:21pm

A special issue examines whether researchers today consider the world of tomorrow — and why they should.

Nature 530 397 doi: 10.1038/530397a

Landmark experiment confirms ocean acidification’s toll on Great Barrier Reef

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:21pm

Rising carbon dioxide emissions have significantly reduced coral-reef growth rate.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19410

A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:21pm

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.

Nature 530 398 doi: 10.1038/530398a

Mysterious radio burst pinpointed in distant galaxy

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21pm

For the first time, astronomers have traced an enigmatic blast of radio waves to its source.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19441

Global warming ‘hiatus’ debate flares up again

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:21pm

Researchers now argue that slowdown in warming was real.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19414

Synthetic biology’s first malaria drug meets market resistance

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:21am

Commercial use of genetically engineered yeast to make medicine has modest impact.

Nature 530 389 doi: 10.1038/530390a

Satellite alerts track deforestation in real time

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 2:21pm

System uses Landsat data to issue warnings just hours after tree loss is detected.

Nature 530 392 doi: 10.1038/530392a

Should you edit your children’s genes?

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:21am

In the fierce debate about CRISPR gene editing, it’s time to give patients a voice.

Nature 530 402 doi: 10.1038/530402a

Zika researchers release real-time data on viral infection study in monkeys

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 7:21am

Raw data from macaque experiment published daily online.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19438

Senate nears final vote on Obama’s pick to lead FDA

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:21pm

Clinical-trials expert Robert Califf expected to win approval after months of political delay.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19418

Proposal to ban imported monkeys catches scientists off guard

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:21pm

Australian bill provokes rush of protests ahead of parliamentary deadline.

Nature 530 394 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19419

Can today’s decisions really be future-proofed?

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:21pm

The impact of long-term policies on future generations will differ over time, and policymaking should take this into account, argues Céline Kermisch.

Nature 530 383 doi: 10.1038/530383a

Academics fall short in reporting results of clinical trials

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 8:21am

Only one-third of trials at US medical centres are reported within two years of completion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19422

Thousands of goats and rabbits vanish from major biotech lab

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 7:21pm

Santa Cruz Biotechnology is one of the world’s largest antibody providers — and the subject of a US government animal-welfare investigation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19411