In the July 8 SN: DNA traces many roads to domestication, seeking quantum supremacy, the 25th anniversary of the qubit, bones’ secret messages, how monkeys see faces, redating Homo sapiens, a record-breaking gas giant, strange dragonfly wings and more.
WOW COW A special feature of bovine antibodies seems key to why cows in a new study were able to generate broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV.
ALCOHOL EFFECTS Babies exposed to alcohol in utero can have lifelong learning and developmental problems. A new study in rats suggests one way alcohol might hurt a developing fetus, moving closer to a treatment.
GROWTH SPUR An intestinal bacterium called Streptococcus gallolyticus (white, growing in a petri dish) has previously been linked to colon cancer. Now researchers are getting clues about how the bacterium promotes tumor growth.