The recent wave of genomics research has scientists flocking to Africa to collect data, and African scientists are angling to keep more of that data on home soil, and ensure it benefits Africans. Not many African institutions have the equipment to manage large genomic data…
Advisor Under the Microscope
April 15, 2019
News that Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the first gene-altered babies drew widespread condemnation—and questions about who might have stopped him.
The Rebel Virus That Baffles
March 18, 2019
An “oddball” virus with a distributed genome—split among 8 segments—promises to turn our knowledge of viruses upside down.