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Mad Cow in California

By | April 30, 2012

A variant of the prion disease that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy was found in the United States.

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Amgen Founder Dies

By | April 25, 2012

George Rathmann, father of the biotech industry, passes away.

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Dangers of Disclosure

By | April 25, 2012

Editors at PLoS Medicine suggest that merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive.

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Publish H5N1 Papers, Says US Gov’t

By | April 23, 2012

The NIH agrees with the government advisory board’s recommendation to publish both controversial bird flu studies in full.

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Opinion: A TB Vaccine Blueprint

By | April 23, 2012

With 12 new tuberculosis vaccines in clinical development, a plan is needed to introduce the most effective ones throughout the world.

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Jumping Gene Linked to MRSA Spread

By | April 23, 2012

A once rare mobile genetic element could be the cause of a MRSA epidemic in Chinese hospitals.

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Polar Bear More Ancient Than Realized

By | April 20, 2012

A genetic analysis reveals that the polar bear split from the brown bear some 600,000 years ago.

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Synthetic Genetic Evolution

By | April 19, 2012

Scientists show that manmade nucleic acids can replicate and evolve, ushering in a new era in synthetic biology.

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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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H5N1 Researcher to Defy Dutch Gov’t?

By | April 18, 2012

A virologist at the center of avian flu research controversy says he’ll publish without government permits.

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