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H5N1 Insiders Speak Out

By | March 6, 2012

NSABB and Congress members voice their opinions about the new developments in the H5N1 research debate.

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Harvard Primate Director Resigns

By | March 5, 2012

The interim director of Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center stepped down amidst monkey deaths and animal welfare citations.

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Victory for Climate Scientist

By | March 5, 2012

The State Supreme Court denies the attorney general’s request to have the University of Virginia turn over detailed records regarding the work of its former climate researcher Michael Mann.

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New Pterosaur Discovered in China

By | March 5, 2012

Named Guidraco venator for “ghost dragon hunter,” a 120 million-year-old fossil skull appears most closely related to pterosaurs found in Brazil.

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Michigan Gov’t Denies Grad Unions

By | March 5, 2012

University of Michigan graduate research assistants continue their protest as the bill that would prevent their collective bargaining rights passes the State House and Senate.

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Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer

By | March 5, 2012

Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.

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Publisher to Print ID Book?

By | March 2, 2012

Anger erupts over a forthcoming book on intelligent design from academic publisher Springer-Verlag.

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Bioethicist Resigns from CellTex

By | March 1, 2012

Bioethicist Glenn McGee, founder of the American Journal of Bioethics, resigned from a controversial stem cell company.

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NIH Launches Genetics Test Database

By | March 1, 2012

The federal agency unveils a collection of thousands of genetic tests for some 2,500 diseases.

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Bird Flu Research Reconsidered

By | March 1, 2012

Biosecurity agency will give controversial H5N1 bird flu research another look-over in light of new data and clarification.

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