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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Isabel Rangel Barón: Molecular machines swap rings

Molecular machines swap rings

Molecular machines swap rings, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02732-5

A chemical system has been made in which two rings on an axle can switch places by allowing a smaller ring to slip through the cavity of a larger one. The advance opens up potential applications in molecular data storage.

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Isabel Rangel Barón: Data-visualization tools drive interactivity and reproducibility in online publishing

Data-visualization tools drive interactivity and reproducibility in online publishing

Data-visualization tools drive interactivity and reproducibility in online publishing, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04997-2

New tools for building interactive figures and software make scientific data more accessible, and reproducible.

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