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Reuters sheds light on the largely unregulated trade of human body parts taken from human cadavers donated for science. 

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Hormonal Male Contraceptive to Enter Clinical Trial

By Jef Akst | December 21, 2017

The gel, which men rub on their upper bodies daily, delivers synthetic progestin to block the testes from producing normal levels of sperm.

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CRISPR Proves Promising for Treating ALS in Mice

By Katarina Zimmer | December 21, 2017

The gene-editing tool was effective in disabling a defective gene responsible for some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

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Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Tardigrades

By Diana Kwon | December 21, 2017

Researchers find that a combination of high temperatures and UV radiation can have negative effects on these hardy creatures.

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Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens

By Kerry Grens | December 20, 2017

Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.

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NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers

By Katarina Zimmer | December 19, 2017

The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.  

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The alleged ban prohibits officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words in agency budget documents. 

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More than 200 people are on waiting lists for the $373,000 treatment as hospitals try to work around problems with insurers. 

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Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns

By Katarina Zimmer | December 15, 2017

Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health. 

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Final GOP Tax Bill Won’t Ding Graduate Students

By Shawna Williams | December 14, 2017

A provision to tax tuition waivers was dropped during the reconciliation process.

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