Did you miss any MyScienceNews articles this week? Do not worry, for the editors are here to review everything with you. Take five and find out about this week’s news.
Did you ever wonder when you started to feel compassion as a child? As a matter of fact, even 10 months old children are able to experience such a feeling. This week, MyScienceNews explores this crazy little thing called compassion and gives you answers about the development of this very human behavior.
This week, MyScienceNews also took a great interest in the US Supreme Court’s decision on gene patenting: DNA is a product of nature and is not legally eligible for patenting. The following article provides you with answers about three main issues that this order highlighted: What is at stake with this decision? What does it imply for the European Patent Office? Will it extend to living things in general?
Lastly, MyScienceNews addressed a recurrent issue in research funding: is it more effective to fund numerous but modest grants or to put the money into fewer great researchers? Basically, MyScienceNews tries to find out which yields the greater impact here.
Hoping you’ll find some space in your weekend for a bit of reading.
The MyScienceWork Team