Month: January 2015

Can sharing your personal data protect your freedom?

28.01.15 Proposed EU limits on data use will limit genetic research, which relies on enormous data sets. Does preventing the sharing of personal data for research really serve the public’s interest, asks Sarion Bowers

How can we see our immune system?

19.01.15 By sequencing individual immune cells, scientists can now look at the way our bodies respond to infection and disease. Rachael Bashford-Rogers explains what this new viewpoint could show us

A molecular archaeologist’s toolkit

14.01.15 Like archaeologists, cancer researchers piece together the shards of past catastrophe. However, as Moritz Gerstung explains, algorithms, not brushes, are the tools of the trade