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Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.

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Monkeys Cloned by Dolly-the-Sheep Technology

By Catherine Offord | January 25, 2018

The approach, which has never before been successfully attempted in primates, could lead to improved animal models for human biology and disease.

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Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By Kerry Grens | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.

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The Weird Growth Strategy of Earth’s First Trees

By Shawna Williams | October 24, 2017

Ancient fossils reveal how woodless trees got so big: by continuously ripping apart their xylem and knitting it back together.

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Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching Problem

By David Moscato | September 8, 2017

High-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens—and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.

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The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China

By Ben Andrew Henry | March 1, 2017

Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.

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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences

By Joshua A. Krisch | November 15, 2016

Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.

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Fossil Teeth Rewrite Human Migration to Asia

By Bob Grant | October 16, 2015

Researchers in China have discovered 47 human teeth and suggest that they are between 80,000 and 120,000 years old—about 30,000 years earlier than Homo sapiens were believed to have made it to Asia.

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China Shakes Up Research Funding

By Bob Grant | October 27, 2014

Corruption and waste prompt officials to announce that by 2017, the main competitive, federal science funding programs will be eliminated, replaced by a uniform platform.

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