Isabel Rangel Barón: Harassment and discrimination allegations roil a top US biomedical institute

Harassment and discrimination allegations roil a top US biomedical institute

Harassment and discrimination allegations roil a top US biomedical institute, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05025-z

California’s Salk Institute faces multiple complaints and lawsuits.

View Source

Advertisements

Isabel Rangel Barón: Brazil’s lawmakers renew push to weaken environmental rules

Brazil’s lawmakers renew push to weaken environmental rules

Brazil's lawmakers renew push to weaken environmental rules, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05022-2

Legislation includes proposals to open up the Amazon rainforest to agriculture.

View Source

Isabel Rangel Barón: Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research

Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research

Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05027-x

The isolated nation publishes less than 100 scholarly articles a year — but as political tensions ease, researchers hope for greater collaboration.

View Source

Isabel Rangel Barón: From CRISPR scissors to virus sensors

From CRISPR scissors to virus sensors

From CRISPR scissors to virus sensors, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04975-8

Two bacterial Cas proteins cleave nucleic acids indiscriminately after binding to specific target sequences. This property has now been harnessed to create highly sensitive, portable diagnostic tools for detecting viruses at low cost.

View Source