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

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.

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FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics

By | August 29, 2017

The agency raided one that was using a stem cell-smallpox vaccine combo, and sent a warning to another to obey best practices.

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Nature Plants explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.

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Book Excerpt from Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril

By , , , and | August 11, 2017

In the introduction to the book, its editors lay out the case for taking a serious, and mechanistic, look at how visiting natural places for pleasure affects ecology and animal behavior.

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Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate

By | August 4, 2017

The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.

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Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?

By , , , and | August 4, 2017

As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.

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Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos

By | August 2, 2017

Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers

By | July 17, 2017

How to tell reputable journals from shady ones

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National Academies Revise Conflict of Interest Policy

By | May 3, 2017

The proposed changes follow revelations in recent years that committee members preparing reports for the Academies did not disclose industry relationships. 

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