Delegates feel the buzz

Microchip name badges help them tap into the future

Oxford Nanopore’s MinIon: the smallest DNA sequencer

Cheap DNA sequencing will transform medical research

A process that once cost $1bn is likely to fall to tens of dollars within a few years

Skip Snow of Forrester

Big business and the art of medicine

Two big opportunities are big data and mobile, writes Skip Snow of Forrester Research

Yahoo buys Flurry for app analytics

Among the biggest acquisitions since Tumblr purchase

Investors turn sour on US biotech

Flight from sector amid worries over high valuations

Technology: Wear your medicine

New wearable digital devices could signal a radical shift in medical practice

Academic publishing fraud on the rise

Peer review system is coming under scrutiny

Typewriters stand against cyberspying

Berlin is reverting to an unhackable piece of hardware, writes Andrew Martin

Dominic Tildesley
©David Parry/PA/Royal Society of Chemistry

Interview: Chemistry’s winning formula

‘In 10 years no chemist will start an experiment without doing [computer] modelling or simulation,’ says Dominic Tildesley

Cryptozoology: A bad hair day for yetis

A study of hair samples linked to unidentified large primates shows they actually came from known mammals

Seismology: Oklahoma quakes linked to drilling

A team of geophysicists has shown that the tremors are due to wastewater from oil and gas extraction being pumped into disposal wells

Miners tap rich ‘internet of things’ seam

Connected technology and automation reshape global industry

Eli Lilly in cancer drug tie-up

Deal with Immunocore to develop new era of treatments

Big pharma teams up with big data

Google’s link with Novartis has implications for health

Google and Novartis work on ‘smart’ lens

Mylan in $5.3bn Abbott Laboratories deal

Portfolio of generic drugs snapped up

Vasectomy study confirms cancer link

Long-term research shows rise in risk following ‘snip’

Climate impact: why global warming is bad for your health

A study says heat-related deaths in Europe could reach 200,000 a year with a 3.5C temperature rise

A new, improved Large Hadron Collider

‘It’s effectively a new machine,’ says Cern director-general Rolf-Dieter Heuer. After a two-year shutdown, the LHC will restart its discovery programme in 2015

Harm reduction: time to end the war on drugs?

Georgia’s policy is a striking example of an approach to drug abuse based on scientific evidence and what’s best for public health rather than harsh criminal justice


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