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China’s Black Market Stem Cells

By | April 13, 2012

Despite government efforts to ban unapproved stem cell treatments, companies around China still offer them openly.

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Anti-science in Tennessee Classrooms

By | April 12, 2012

A new law opens the door to teaching creationism and climate change denialism in the state's public schools.

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Identifying Diet-Treatable Diseases

By | April 10, 2012

Scientists test which mutations underlie metabolic diseases that may benefit from changes in diet.

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GM Crop Case Nears Supreme Court

By | April 6, 2012

The US Supreme Court has asked the Obama administration to weigh in on a petition concerning Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds.

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Europe Watches Conflicts of Interest

By | April 5, 2012

The European Medicines Agency revised its policy on conflicts of interest in response to concerns regarding its ability to conduct independent evaluations.

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Obesity Drugs in Check

By | April 2, 2012

The FDA may require weight-loss drugs to undergo clinical trials to see if they pose a risk of heart attack.

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Courts Re-Examining Gene Patents

By | March 28, 2012

The US Supreme Court ordered patents held by Myriad Genetics to be reviewed further by the Federal Circuit Court.

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MIT Students Petition Congress

By | March 27, 2012

Graduate students ask for more federal research support.

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Baldness Genes Discovered?

By | March 26, 2012

Researchers say they've found key molecular clues to a problem that plagues 80 percent of men.

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My DNA, My Results

By | March 22, 2012

Are donors of biological material privy to research results that stem from their donation?

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