Choose your 2018 Breakthrough of the Year

first_img How cells marshal their contents 14% Read More Rapid chemical structures Neutrinos from a blazing galaxy Development cell by cell Read More It’s that time of the year again: Science’s reporters and editors are homing in on the Breakthrough of the Year, our choice of the most significant scientific discovery, development, or trend in 2018. That selection, along with nine runners-up, will be announced when the last issue of the year goes online on 20 December.You can get in on the action! Pick your favorite breakthrough from the candidates below by Wednesday, 5 December. Then check back on Thursday, 6 December, when we will start a second round of voting with your four top picks. We will announce the winner—the People’s Choice—along with Science’s choice on 20 December.Cast your vote today! Fly brain revealed Sort by ranking Forensic genealogy comes of age Click to view the privacy policy. 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Read More 00 Hours An RNA drug enters the clinic 00 Minutes 6% Vote for your Breakthrough of the Year 2018! Editor’s note: We originally included the claim of gene-edited babies as a candidate; we have since removed it to avoid giving the mistaken impression that Science endorses this ethically fraught work. 2% An astronomical data trove Read More Read More Read More Read More 20% 6% 500-million-year-old animals Thank You for Voting! Thanks for voting! Scroll down to see current voting results. Time is running out. Vote Now! By Science News StaffNov. 28, 2018 , 9:00 AM 10% #MeToo makes a difference Read More 4% Ice age impact 00 Days Email Submit Vote Thank You for Voting! Scroll up to see current voting results. Be sure to check back on Thursday, 6 December, when we’ll start a second round of voting with your top four picks.last_img read more