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Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate

By | November 16, 2015

The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.


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European Brain Project Extended

By | November 3, 2015

The European Commission has agreed to add three years of funding to the Human Brain Project, which has had its detractors since launching in 2013.

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Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

By | October 26, 2015

Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.


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Closing the Case on STAP?

By | September 23, 2015

Several reports offer an inside look into the stem-cell research controversy.


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Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?

By | September 11, 2015

An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”


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Censored Professor Quits

By | August 27, 2015

Alice Dreger is resigning from the faculty of Northwestern University, claiming that the administration censored her work in a faculty journal.


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Citation Payola?

By | August 18, 2015

A transgenic mouse company is paying researchers who mention its animal models in scientific papers.

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Speaking of Science

By | June 1, 2015

June 2015's selection of notable quotes


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Anthrax Mistakenly Shipped by Military

By | May 28, 2015

A US Army facility may have inadvertently sent live anthrax spores to government and commercial labs in nine states, and to one US Air Force base abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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