DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it.
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Although the virus is exerting a heavy toll in West Africa, it does not spread easily.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15640
Model based on Moon's craters could help to establish when life emerged.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15644
Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for more than four years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15646
Experts call for a stronger safety culture at secure sites after incidents involving anthrax and flu in a US laboratory.
Nature 511 515 doi: 10.1038/511515a
Sensors in borehole at New Zealand seismic fault will peek under the surface of impending rupture.
Nature 511 516 doi: 10.1038/511516a
Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research.
Nature 511 518 doi: 10.1038/511518a
US drug regulator weighs up merits of disclosing preliminary results.
Nature 511 519 doi: 10.1038/511519a
Logistics and lack of funds keep experimental drugs and vaccines from being used in Africa outbreak.
Nature 511 520 doi: 10.1038/511520a
Thomson Reuters vows to be clearer about how science's most misused metric is calculated.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15642
Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15616
Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15625
Drought-stricken Colorado River basin is drawing down underground supplies.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15623
Dry atmospheres of three exoplanets challenge ideas of how planets form.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15618
Its scientists have much to offer the world, but are being held back by scattered administration and changing policies, argues Pablo Astudillo Besnier.
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The week in science: Spacecraft chases duck-shaped comet; Darwin’s library online; and a new journal for workplace fatigue.
Nature 511 388 doi: 10.1038/511388a
Scientists seek fresh approaches to deciphering red planet’s history.
Nature 511 396 doi: 10.1038/511396a
Fuelled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.
Nature 511 398 doi: 10.1038/511398a
When California's governor enlisted the aid of two palaeoecologists, their careers took an unusual turn.
Nature 511 402 doi: 10.1038/511402a
Innovative and existing methods are needed to tackle overpopulation.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15610