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Harvard Professor Resigns

By | July 20, 2011

Marc Hauser resigns after findings of scientific misconduct continue to restrict his teaching and research duties.

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New Flu Vax Same as Old

By | July 19, 2011

The 2011 flu vaccine will be based on the same virus strains as last year’s vaccine.

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Anti-GM Vandals Destroy Crops

By | July 19, 2011

German and Australian activists opposed to genetically modified foods ruined experimental test beds of maize, wheat, and potatoes.

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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests

By | July 19, 2011

For the first time, WHO warns against the use of a diagnostic method.

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Virus Jumps Between Primates

By | July 18, 2011

In the first known case of a cross-species outbreak of an adenovirus, researchers identify a virus that infected both monkeys and humans.

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Stem Cell Approvals Are Up

By | July 18, 2011

The number of human embryonic stem cells approved for federal funding continues to grow.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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CIA Fakes Vaccination Program

By | July 15, 2011

The US government created a sham vaccination campaign to get DNA from the world’s top terrorist, threatening legitimate vaccination programs in the developing world.

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Most Wanted Toad Found

By | July 15, 2011

A colorful toad that has been missing for 87 years is discovered in Malaysia.

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