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Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit

By Catherine Offord | June 14, 2018

Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.

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Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.

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image: Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks

Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks

By The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2018

A painting of the woman who was the source of HeLa cells will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery beginning May 15.

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Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.

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The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.

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Scott Pruitt’s Questionable Practices Exposed

By Kerry Grens | April 3, 2018

The EPA administrator had a sweet rental deal from a DC lobbyist, took pricey flights, and engineered whopping pay raises for aides.

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image: Scientists in Chile Protest Mummy Study

Scientists in Chile Protest Mummy Study

By Jim Daley | March 29, 2018

The Chilean government contends that the remains of a mummified fetus, recently sequenced by US researchers, were exhumed illegally.

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News reports reveal that Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded the organization that conducted the studies.

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.

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