Jan Witkowski lauds a book highlighting half-obscured researchers whose work led to the structure of DNA.
Nature News & CommentIn "Unravelling the Double Helix", medical historian Gareth Williams looks beyond familiar names to the many researchers whose contributions paved the way for an icon of science.
Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work.
Nature News & Comment. @nytimes follows up on its earlier story, reporting that @Stanford professor Stephen Quake has been cleared of any wrongdoing in his interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist behind the #CRISPR babies controversy.
A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.
Nature News & CommentDigital memories of Notre-Dame, in this 2015 piece from @NatGeo. Art historian Andrew Tallon created detailed 3D renderings of the building (and its secrets) using sophisticated laser scanners.
Researchers from under-represented groups are making genomics more inclusive by working with communities that have been overlooked or abused.
Nature News & CommentThe efforts are desperately needed: “The bar is so low currently that you need a shovel,” says @KeoluFox, a Native Hawaiian anthropologist and genome scientist at the University of California, San Diego.