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The US Department of Agriculture orders Santa Cruz Biotechnology to pay a $3.5 million fine and to cease selling research antibodies.

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GM Salmon Approved in Canada

By | May 23, 2016

Federal regulators OK the genetically modified fish for sale as food.

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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

By | May 23, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights Roche’s Tecentriq, which blocks a protein that obstructs the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

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Immune Defect Detected in Knockout Mice

By | May 20, 2016

Researchers have identified a mutation in a commonly used commercial mouse strain that could impact experimental results.

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House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill

By | May 20, 2016

The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

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Week in Review: May 16–20

By | May 20, 2016

Genetic overlap among phenotypes; National Academies on GE crops; hundreds of antibiotic candidates synthesized; an unintended effect of antibiotic treatment in stem cell recipients; giraffe genome; psilocybin shows promise for depression; Senate considers embryo-editing research

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The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.

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Post-publication peer review prompts the authors to clarify the ages of mice used in their experiments and share additional data.

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Journal to Publish Clinical Trial Protocols

By | May 18, 2016

Following an independent group’s finding of misreported outcomes, the Annals of Internal Medicine now requires that authors include clinical trial protocols when submitting their results.

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Population Ecologist Dies

By | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.

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