DNA typos to blame for most cancer mutations
Environment and heredity might not contribute as much to cancer risk as researchers thought.
Gender bias distorts peer review across fields
Editors are more likely to select reviewers of the same gender.
Hidden HIV reservoirs exposed by telltale protein
The discovery helps to identify dormant infected cells and could one day lead to a cure.
A makeover for the world’s most hated crop
Oil palm has a reputation as an environmental menace. Can the latest genetic research change that?
The quest to reveal science’s hidden female faces
Campaign on Wikipedia seeks to track down photos of female scientists and those from minority ethnic groups.
Patchy progress on fixing global gender disparities in science
‘Leaky pipeline’ stands the test of time, with overall progress for women in research continuing at a crawl.
How rival bots battled their way to poker supremacy
Artificial-intelligence programs harness game-theory strategies and deep learning to defeat human professionals in two-player hold’em.
The drug-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest health threats
World Health Organization publishes list that it hopes will focus development of antibiotics
The RNA code comes into focus
As researchers open up to the reality of RNA modification, an expanded epitranscriptomics toolbox takes shape.
The race to map the human body — one cell at a time
A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.