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ICYMI: Scientist Recognized 50 Years Later; In-Body Gene Editing, and More

Fifty years after discovering pulsars, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded one of the most lucrative prizes in science.
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Fifty years after discovering pulsars, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded one of the most lucrative prizes in science.

Each month, we check in with the writers at Nature News to talk about the stories they've been following. This time we speak with Nisha Gaind, Nature News European bureau chief.

Pulsar discoverer Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06210-w

First test of in-body gene editing shows promise 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06195-6

South Africa pushes science to improve daily life 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06122-9

Google unveils search engine for open data

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06201-x

Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06602-y

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.