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PNAS lifts embargo early for tenth time this year, following break

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pnas juneThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo on a study early on Monday, following an embargo break. Here’s the top of the message that went out to the journal’s media list at 2:38 p.m. Eastern, 22 minutes before the scheduled embargo lift:

PNAS is lifting the embargo on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo:

*       Gene drive for malaria mosquito control

Researchers report a prototype CRISPR/Cas9-based gene drive system for engineering malarial parasite resistance in mosquitoes.

The journal tells us this ZME Science story — which was taken down — was posted ahead of the embargo.

PNAS lifted the embargo early 11 times last year.


Written by Ivan Oransky

November 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. interestingly I am seeing a lot of news buzz around the following article in PNAS which however does not seem to be published yet:

    Nonnative SOD1 trimer is toxic to motor neurons in a model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1516725113

    Embargo break again?


    December 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

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