Seven Days in Life

01 – 07 October 2018


nobelThe Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation." Find source

copyMajor publishers sue ResearchGate over copyright infringement
Elsevier and the American Chemical Society say that the academic-networking website violates US copyright law.  Find source



contrUS military ‘trying to turn insects into bioweapons’
The US military is funding research into insects that can genetically modify crops in a programme that German scientists have said could be a cover for designing bioweapons.  Find source



Growing right out of the frameNew DNA tool predicts height, shows promise for serious illness assessment
A new DNA tool can accurately predict people's height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.  Find source

plantsPioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing
For the first time, researchers have created, within a single generation, a new crop from a wild plant – the progenitor of our modern tomato – through CRISPR. Find source

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