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The state’s board of education approves new standards that ease up on having students dig into scientific issues relevant to “intelligent design” arguments.

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Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes

By | March 28, 2017

In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.

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Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas

By | February 9, 2017

Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts. 

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Missing Brains Found

By | December 3, 2014

About 100 human brains belonging to a university collection thought lost have turned up at another campus. 

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Troubled Grant Giver Can Resume

By | November 4, 2013

Texas lawmakers lifted a ban on a taxpayer-funded research organization to dole out grants.

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Texas Cancer Agency Unshackled

By | March 21, 2013

Texas’s top officials have authorized the state's troubled cancer research institute to award $71.8 million in recruitment grants that have been on hold since last December.

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Rocky Road to Redemption

By | February 12, 2013

Can a state-funded research institute regain its footing in the wake of grant scandals and resignations?

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Texas Cancer Agency Stops Grants

By | December 21, 2012

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has agreed to stop awarding new grants until it addresses concerns about the integrity of is review process.  

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Funding Mishaps Rattle Review Panel

By | October 16, 2012

Every member of the scientific review panel at Texas’s $3-billion cancer research funding agency has quit, citing concerns about a lack of proper peer review.

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Texas Censors Environmental Report

By | November 15, 2011

A Texas environmental commission removed mentions of sea level rise and human impacts on climate change in an upcoming environmental report on Galveston Bay.

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