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Week in Review: January 16–20

By | January 23, 2017

Preprint editors; why cancer studies are hard to replicate; predicting new protein structures; toward a virus-free polio vaccine; Obama’s science legacy; defending tenure

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Califf Vacates FDA’s Top Post

By | January 20, 2017

Robert Califf steps down as FDA Commissioner as Donald Trump takes office.

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Scientists Identify a Viral Communication System

By | January 20, 2017

A team finds that viruses can sense chemical signals and use them to decide whether to kill or infect their hosts.

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Trump Asks Collins to Stay On at NIH

By | January 20, 2017

The president-elect asks Collins to remain director of the NIH through the transition. Whether Donald Trump will formally appoint Francis Collins has yet to be seen.

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Using simulations, scientists report that a mixture of termites and plant competition may be responsible for the strange patterns of earth surrounded by plants in the Namib desert. 

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HHS Nominee Tom Price Grilled in Confirmation Hearing

By | January 19, 2017

Price was asked about alleged conflicts of interest, whether he supports Medicare negotiating drug prices, and how he intends to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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As ASAPbio and individual life scientists respond to FASEB’s statement against the inclusion of preprints in NIH grant applications, more than 600 researchers sign a petition in support of citing these non peer-reviewed works in such proposals.

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Suspected Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

By | January 19, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, relatively low vaccination coverage in the state of Minas Gerais “could favor the rapid spread of the disease.”

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Three investigations reveal the influence of industry money in patient advocacy groups, treatment guidelines, and Twitter feeds. 

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Asgard Archaea Hint at Eukaryotic Origins

By | January 18, 2017

A newly discovered superphylum of archaea may be related to a microbe that engulfed a bacterium to give rise to complex eukaryotic life.

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