Microscopic specimen discovered in the Canadian Arctic are surprisingly intricate.
Nicole Barbaro*Initial analysis suggests* "Minute fossils pulled from remote Arctic Canada could push back the first known appearance of fungi to about one billion years ago — more than 500 million years earlier than scientists had expected."
Using data from 5,500 adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Domingue et al. (2018) claimed to show that friends are genetically more similar to one another than randomly selected peers, beyond the...
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Benjamin Wittes about both volumes of the Mueller Report. Benjamin Wittes is a legal journalist who focuses on issues of national security and law. He is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at...
Is Quillette an island of sanity — or reactionary conservatism for the Ph.D. set?
Nicole BarbaroIMO @Quillette ‘s shift from primarily science-focused journalism to a primary focus on culture & politics has likely been a major factor prompting the ‘academy backlash’.
I miss the science articles. There’s enough culture war pieces on the web.
Atomic Age would mark the start of the current geologic time unit, if proposal receives final approval.
Nicole BarbaroAnthropocene Working Group (AWG) votes in favor of recognizing the Anthropocene epoch.The AWG will spend two years doing research around the globe searching for clear evidence of the Anthropocene start point. A formal proposal to be submitted in 2021.
The form of genotype-phenotype maps are typically modular. However, the form
of the genotype-phenotype map in human brain connectivity is unknown. A modular
mapping could exist, in which distinct sets of genes' coexpression across brain
Surbeck et al. show direct maternal effects for adult sons in a species with male
philopatry/female dispersal and co-dominance between the sexes. Males have higher
paternity success when their mother is living in the group in bonobos but not in...
Symptoms of psychopathology covary across diagnostic boundaries, and a family history
of elevated symptoms for a single psychiatric disorder places an individual at heightened
risk for a broad range of other psychiatric disorders. Both twin-based...
Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expanded CAG repeat in HTT . It is diagnosed following a standardized exam of motor control and often presents with cognitive decline and neuropsychiatric signs and...
The draft rules mean that anyone who manipulates human genes in adults or embryos is responsible for adverse outcomes.
Nicole BarbaroChina set to introduce gene-editing regulation following CRISPR-baby furore -- "...the regulation would mean that anyone who manipulates genes in humans is responsible for what happens to a person."