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UK Government Guarantees EU Funding

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2016

British scientists will continue to receive grants from the European Union, including its flagship program Horizon 2020.

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Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

By Jef Akst | August 15, 2016

Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.

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NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras

By Kerry Grens | August 4, 2016

The public gets to weigh in before the US government lifts its ban on such research.

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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By Jef Akst | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2016

Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.

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image: GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By Jef Akst | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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Open Letter Leads to Peer Review Changes

By Jef Akst | July 14, 2016

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will reverse some of the recent changes to its grant-reviewing processes after protests from researchers.

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Nearly 1,200 scientists are asking the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to undo recent changes to its grant-review process.

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Treating Cancer with CRISPR?

By Jef Akst | June 17, 2016

A federal panel will review the first proposal for the use of the technology to edit human genes for medical purposes.

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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By Jef Akst | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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