Hans – the blue smurf – back with a vengeance! Why most people conform to the mainstream flow – even unto cruelty – even unto self-destruction – and why some unhappy few are outliers; and why the outsider is the most precious most often maligned.
The first genetic data from Paleolithic human individuals in the U.K.—the oldest human DNA obtained from the British Isles so far—indicates the presence of two distinct groups that migrated to Britain at the end of the last ice age, according to new research.
A new paper in Cell Systems explores the importance of using multiple data types in drug discovery. The paper screens more than 1,000 drugs tested in six doses and demonstrates that gene expression and cell morphology provide different information for drug prioritization.
By measuring the electrical fields near swarming honeybees, researchers have discovered that insects can produce as much atmospheric electric charge as a thunderstorm cloud. This type of electricity helps shape weather events, aids insects in finding food, and lifts spiders up in the air to migrate over large distances. The research, appearing on October 24 in the journal iScience, demonstrates that living things can have an impact on atmospheric electricity.
A Rice University lab is leading the effort to reveal potential threats to the efficacy and safety of therapies based on CRISPR-Cas9, the Nobel Prize-winning gene editing technique, even when it appears to be working as planned.