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Some Insurers Protected by GINA

By | January 23, 2013

Long-term, life, and disability insurers may still be able to deny coverage to patients with a genetic disease, under current nondiscrimination legislation.

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Treaty to Curb Mercury Pollution

By | January 22, 2013

More than 140 nations agree to a plan to limit global mercury emissions.

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Mathematicians as Publishers

By | January 21, 2013

A new initiative in the mathematics research community is gearing up to do the work traditionally organized by a publisher.

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First Recombinant Flu Vaccine

By | January 21, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first flu vaccine made from recombinant proteins rather than a weakened virus.

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Dung Defeats Drugs

By | January 18, 2013

Fecal transplants outcompeted traditional antibiotics at curing a deadly intestinal infection.

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President Supports Gun-Violence Research

By | January 17, 2013

The Obama administration announces a $10 million, 23-part plan to curb gun violence in the country.

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A Call for Gun-Violence Research

By | January 14, 2013

More than 100 scientists signed a letter asking government to increase research on gun violence.

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Repoopulation Remedy

By | January 9, 2013

Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.

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Friend of Science to Lead House Committee

By | January 9, 2013

A conservative republican, and supporter of research, will be the chair of the House appropriations committee that controls the budgets for the National Institutes of Health.

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Despite Deal, Science Funding Cut

By | January 6, 2013

Last minute legislation passed by Congress to avert immediate across-the-board budget cuts will not prevent major reductions in research spending.

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