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The Princeton physicist told The Scientist that then-President–elect Donald Trump last month agreed with his position that climate change research has become a “cult movement.” Happer also shared his thoughts on federal research funding, demonstrators marching for science, and more.

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The Yale computer scientist last month met with then-President–elect Donald Trump and key advisors to discuss, among other things, the position of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In a conversation with The Scientist, Gelernter shared his thoughts on climate change, the impacts of immigration on science, and more.

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Using freeze-dried E. coli and disposable electrodes, scientists engineer a sensor that can quickly detect EDCs. 

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RNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise

By | February 2, 2017

Researchers use modified messenger RNA to produce a vaccine that protected mice and nonhuman primates from infection.

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Will a March Help Science?

By | February 2, 2017

As scientists and science advocates plan demonstrations in Washington, DC, and around the world, some question the ability of such activism to enact change. 

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Scientists Offer Lab Space for Stranded Peers

By | February 1, 2017

Researchers in Europe and Canada are offering temporary bench and desk spaces to host scientists denied entry into the U.S. as a result of the President’s executive order on immigration.

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Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy

By | February 1, 2017

What can be done to lower development costs and drug prices?

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Restoring a Native Island Habitat

By | January 30, 2017

Removal of non-native vegetation from an island ecosystem revives pollinator activity and, in turn, native plant growth. 

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Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines

By | January 27, 2017

A family of broadly neutralizing antibodies from a chronically infected donor provides a schematic for designing vaccines and treatments that target multiple strains of the virus.

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Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos

By | January 26, 2017

While the hope is to one day grow organs for transplantation into people, several technical and ethical challenges remain.

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