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White House Weighs in on H5N1

By | April 18, 2012

Science adviser John Holdren speaks out about how the Presidential Administration is handling the controversial research that rendered avian flu transmissible between ferrets.

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Risky Research Review

By | March 30, 2012

A new policy will require federal agencies to perform a careful review of research involving 15 pathogens and toxins that could be used for bioterrorism, including H5N1.

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A Call to Ban Synthetic Biology

By | March 15, 2012

More than 100 environmental policy organizations call for greater oversight and regulation of synthetic biology.

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Self-prescribing Patients?

By | March 13, 2012

The FDA considers making some drugs for diabetes, asthma, and other ailments available over the counter.

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image: Opinion: No Objections to Nano?

Opinion: No Objections to Nano?

By | February 3, 2012

While biotechnology has met with mixed public reactions, to date nanotechnology seems to invoke much less public concern.

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A Bill to Expedite Drug Production

By | February 2, 2012

Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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image: Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?

Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?

By | January 30, 2012

Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.

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Bioterrorist Battles

By | January 1, 2012

A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.

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EPA to Review Toxicity Ratings

By | December 19, 2011

Congress orders the Environmental Protection Agency to review the toxicity ratings of some chemicals and improve its process for making such assessments.

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Hard-to-Get Stem Cells

By | December 14, 2011

More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.

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