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George W. Bush’s Science Advisor Dies

By | August 2, 2011

John Marburger became a lightning rod for criticism that the Bush administration had politicized climate change science and human embryonic stem cell research.

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Anti-evolution Vandals?

By | August 1, 2011

Pro-evolution bumper stickers and emblems are being removed from the cars of biologists in Florida.

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Gene Patents Upheld

By | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.

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Peer Review Needs a Makeover

By | July 29, 2011

A UK parliamentary panel says peer review is still valuable, but should be supplemented by open review processes, preprint servers, and online repositories.

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A Universal Flu Vaccine?

By | July 28, 2011

An antibody that binds 16 different flu viruses offers hope for the long-sought universal vaccine.

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How Much Broader Impact?

By | July 28, 2011

The debate over NSF’s broader impacts requirement in grant proposals heats up at a congressional hearing.

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CRO Fakes Research

By | July 28, 2011

FDA points its finger at an early-stage contract research organization for falsifying documents and manipulating samples.

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Stem Cell Funding Victory

By | July 27, 2011

A US judge dismisses a case against federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

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DNA Sent to the Cloud

By | July 27, 2011

Cloud computing could change the game for the business of DNA-sequencing.

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