Advances in Reprogramming-Based Study of Neurologic Disorders|
The authors assess recent progress and the future prospects of reprogramming-based neurologic disease modeling. This includes three-dimensional disease modeling, advances in reprogramming technology, pre-screening of human induced pluripotent stem cells and creating isogenic disease models using gene editing. [Stem Cells Dev] Abstract
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Giant International Trade Treaties Centre on Science|
Two treaties that would govern most of the world’s trade — and change how nations across the globe use scientific evidence to craft regulations — inched closer to fruition this week. [Nature News] Editorial
Scientist Registry Unveils Plan to Recognize Efforts of Peer-Reviewers
A service developed to track the work of researchers will soon be extended to include records of peer review. More than 1.2 million people have signed up to use ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a registry or ‘science passport’ that allocates users a unique 16-digit identifier and webpage that they can use to record their publications and grants. [Nature News] Editorial