1. Bacterial scissors to edit human embryos?

    Current Biology 25(11):R439 (2015) PMID 26230009

    A recently discovered gene editing tool raises the possibility of precisely targeted changes to human genes, even in the germline. The nascent debate over the ethics and limitations of its use has already been overtaken by events. Is this a whole new Pandora’s box for bioethics?
  2. Can zoos offer more than entertainment?

    Current Biology 25(10):R391 (2015) PMID 26191553

  3. Genetic traces of mankind's migrations.

    Current Biology 25(9):R345 (2015) PMID 26146676

  4. Differential Cardiac MicroRNA Expression Predicts the Clinical Course in Human Enterovirus Cardiomyopathy.

    Circulation: Heart Failure 8(3):605 (2015) PMID 25761932

    Investigation of disease pathogenesis confined to protein-coding regions of the genome may be incomplete because many noncoding variants are associated with disease. We aimed to identify novel predictive markers for the course of enterovirus (CVB3) cardiomyopathy by screening for noncoding eleme...
  5. Twenty-five years of climate change failure.

    Current Biology 25(8):R307 (2015) PMID 26082953

  6. MP17-04 UROLOGIC IMAGING QUALITY USING A PORTABLE ULTRASOUND WITH REGARD TO THE OPERATOR AND THE DEVICE

    The Journal of Urology 193(4):e177 (2015)

  7. The unstoppable march of the machines

    Current Biology 25(7) (2015)

    As robots are taking over more and more tasks formerly performed by human employees and algorithms backed up by big data covering our every move are beginning to shape how we experience our lives, it’s not just traditional concepts like privacy that are affected. The accelerating chang...
  8. Can we avert marine mass extinctions?

    Current Biology 25(6):R209 (2015)

    The global spread of our species has led to a massive loss of terrestrial species, which dramatically changed the size distribution of land-based fauna and disrupted its ecological function. The less readily accessible ocean biotopes have so far been spared this fate, but lessons from ...
  9. Assessing humanity’s global impact

    Current Biology 25(4):R131 (2015)

    An official committee now ponders the question of whether human impacts have derailed the Earth system sufficiently to declare the beginning of a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Meanwhile, researchers have updated and improved two influential assessments of our global status, n...
  10. Assessing humanity's global impact.

    Current Biology 25(4):R131 (2015) PMID 25844421

  11. Oceans of plastic waste.

    Current Biology 25(3):R93 (2015) PMID 25774385

  12. Oceans of plastic waste

    Current Biology 25(3) (2015)

    Plastic waste accumulates in the oceans and eventually breaks down to small particles known as microplastics. These can be taken up by hundreds of different species, but research is only beginning to explore their effects on organisms and their fate in the food web. Michael Gross repor...
  13. Why did evolution give us allergies?

    Current Biology 25(2):R53 (2015) PMID 25756128

    The questions of why allergies exist and why they are becoming more prevalent continue to puzzle immunologists. Recent research has uncovered a wealth of details and in the process grown an impenetrable hedge of acronyms around the issue, but the answers may be hidden elsewhere, in the ecology a...
  14. Why did evolution give us allergies?

    Current Biology 25(2):R53 (2015)

    The questions of why allergies exist and why they are becoming more prevalent continue to puzzle immunologists. Recent research has uncovered a wealth of details and in the process grown an impenetrable hedge of acronyms around the issue, but the answers may be hidden elsewhere, in the...
  15. Why did evolution give us allergies?

    Current Biology 25(2):R53 (2015) PMID 25756128

    The questions of why allergies exist and why they are becoming more prevalent continue to puzzle immunologists. Recent research has uncovered a wealth of details and in the process grown an impenetrable hedge of acronyms around the issue, but the answers may be hidden elsewhere, in the ecology a...
  16. The joy of science communication.

    Current Biology 25(1):R27 (2015) PMID 25713822

  17. The joy of science communication.

    Current Biology 25(1):R27 (2015) PMID 25713822

  18. CORR Insights®: Does the use of ultrasound affect contamination of musculoskeletal injections sites?

    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 473(1):358 (2015) PMID 25224822

  19. Depression in athletes: prevalence and risk factors.

    Current Sports Medicine Reports 14(1):56 (2015) PMID 25574886

    Depression affects an estimated 6.7% of today's adult population in a 12-month period. The prevalence rates for certain age groups, such as young adults and older adults, are higher. There are approximately 400,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association student athletes competing each year and...
  20. Depression in athletes: prevalence and risk factors.

    Current Sports Medicine Reports 14(1):56 (2015) PMID 25574886

    Depression affects an estimated 6.7% of today's adult population in a 12-month period. The prevalence rates for certain age groups, such as young adults and older adults, are higher. There are approximately 400,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association student athletes competing each year and...