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Cretaceous Easter Eggs

By | April 9, 2012

Researchers discover a 70-million-year-old egg that belonged to a small, bird-like meat-eating dinosaur.

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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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Bird Flu Mutations Revealed

By | April 5, 2012

One of the researchers who created a highly transmissible form of the bird flu virus has broken his silence and shared which mutations made it possible.

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Tall Women Beware

By | April 5, 2012

Extra inches may mean a higher chance of getting ovarian cancer.

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How Predictive are Genomes?

By | April 3, 2012

Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.

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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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Failed Drugs Expose Preclinical Blunders

By | March 30, 2012

Once a promising cancer treatment, the failure of PARP inhibitors in the clinic may be due to flawed preclinical studies.

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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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