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GM Grass Unregulated

By | July 22, 2011

New technology evades the USDA’s authority to control genetically-modified plants.

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NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility

By | July 21, 2011

The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.

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Tobacco Plants Make HIV Antibody

By | July 21, 2011

For the first time, a plant-produced antibody gets the green light for clinical trials in the United Kingdom.

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Cancer is Greater Threat to the Tall

By | July 21, 2011

Research suggests that tall women have a greater risk of developing a wide range of cancers.

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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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