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Wired Flower

By | November 24, 2015

Researchers use a conducting polymer to construct circuits inside plant cuttings in a proof-of-concept study.

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Pfizer and Allergan to Merge

By | November 23, 2015

The two drugmakers will join forces in a $160 billion deal—if it’s given the regulatory green light.

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Science Oversight in the U.K.

By | November 23, 2015

An independent reviewer suggests that England’s seven research councils, which award government research funding, should be put under the umbrella of a new agency that would manage the grant money.

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Stem Cell Biologist Dies

By | November 23, 2015

Paolo Bianco crusaded against cell therapy fraud and hype.

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Ebola Update

By | November 20, 2015

Health officials confirm a case of Ebola in Liberia, which was declared free of transmissions in September. 

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Week in Review: November 16–20

By | November 20, 2015

Winding down polio research; how the immune system tolerates skin microbes; magnetic protein complex found; FDA approves genetically engineered fish; NIH chimps retiring; more

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Prominent Endocrinologist Dies

By | November 20, 2015

Guenther Boden, who linked insulin resistance with fatty acids in the blood, has passed away at age 80.

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Retirement for All NIH Chimps

By | November 19, 2015

The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.

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FDA OKs GM Salmon

By | November 19, 2015

AquaBounty Technologies’s fast-growing fish is the first genetically modified animal approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Denisovan DNA Reveals Human Roots

By | November 19, 2015

The ancient genomes of 50,000-year-old Denisovan teeth suggest the extinct species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.

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