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Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations

By | April 5, 2016

A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.

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Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget

By | March 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has proposed a budget that delivers on his promise to support basic science in the country.

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“Genius” Grants Given

By | September 29, 2015

The MacArthur Foundation announces this year’s awardees.

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New Scripps Research Institute Leadership

By | September 20, 2015

The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.

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Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research

By | September 16, 2015

This year’s honors go to researchers who mapped human populations, showed spots to cats, and offered children marshmallows to examine the kids’ patience and self-control.

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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Stirring the Pot

By | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research

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Opinion: Star Trek Medicine

By | November 6, 2014

An apology for basic research

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Keeping Up with IP

By | September 1, 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.

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Researching Research

By | April 28, 2014

Stanford University starts new center to study how scientific research can be improved.

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