The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Researchers create rewritable digital storage in DNA: Scientists at Stanford invent a method to store, erase and code digital data in the DNA of living cells by using enzymes from bacteria to flip sequences of DNA one direction, then another.
Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.
Can yoga help women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? Research from UC Los Angeles suggests women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may find some welcome relief in yoga. Findings show practicing a style of yoga known as Iyengar may help boost mood and ease joint pain, fatigue and other symptoms.
A study of people’s ability to love: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin released a short film documenting an experiment by Stanford neuroscientists to determine whether it’s possible for one person to love more than another.
VA program uses iPads to coordinate care among physicians, patients and caregivers: Through a new pilot project launched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 1,000 family caregivers have been provided with iPads to test the benefits of using mobile technology to help physicians, patients and caregivers coordinate care.