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Gene Patents Upheld

By Jef Akst | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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Regulating the Humanized

By Bob Grant | July 25, 2011

A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.

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Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2011

Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?

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US Visa Rules Hinder Science?

By Megan Scudellari | July 25, 2011

Indian researchers argue that applying for new visas every year is an insult to international scientists.

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NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility

By Megan Scudellari | July 21, 2011

The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.

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Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans

By Jef Akst | July 19, 2011

Non-African people carry remnants of the Neanderthal X chromosome, suggesting interbreeding with early human ancestors.

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By Bob Grant | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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New COI Rules at Risk?

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2011

A watchdog group urges the US government to enact guidelines that would require federally-funded researchers to publically disclose financial interests.

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Medical Journal Editors Quit

By Jef Akst | July 7, 2011

Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.

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Pain-Free Love

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.

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