Should we set limits on what science can probe? Are some areas too questionable to investigate? Nature explores taboo genetics - the genetics of IQ, race, sexuality and violence - and the scientists that have crossed the red line to work on them. A poll asks if you think each of these areas should be off-limits to scientists... www.nature.com/... Nature Publishing Group
Although discussed and feared for millennia, progress towards understanding epilepsy has been slow — even with help from modern genetic and neurological analysis. Stigmatization of people with epilepsy continues in certain parts of the world and though lack of funding limits epilepsy research, new ways to treat and manage seizures are on the horizon. Access Nature Outlook Epilepsy free online for six months.
It could have been revolutionary but just a few months after it was published in Nature, a new technique that would have allowed scientists to easily discern the atomic structure of molecules is on the ropes. Does a correction and a failure to reproduce the technique in other labs spell the end for 'crystal-free crystallography'? www.nature.com/...