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Drinking Better Bacteria

By Edyta Zielinska | August 9, 2012

Researchers analyzing the bacteria in municipal drinking water find simple measures can increase beneficial bacteria while reducing pathogenic strains.

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School Teachers Release Invasives

By Edyta Zielinska | August 9, 2012

As many as 1,000 different non-native organisms used in the classroom are being released into the wild by school teachers.

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Bioethics Panel on Genomics and Privacy

By Bob Grant | August 6, 2012

The presidential bioethics brain trust unveils its draft recommendations on the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care and research.

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How Green Are Your Fish?

By Edyta Zielinska | August 1, 2012

Farmed salmon may have more in common with their more expensive wild-caught counterparts than consumers are led to believe.

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Stem Cell Treatment = Drug

By Bob Grant | July 30, 2012

A US federal court rules that procedures in which a patient's own stem cells are extracted, manipulated, and reinjected should be regulated by the FDA.

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Microbial Perfume

By Edyta Zielinska | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.

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Europe to Revamp Clinical Trial Rules

By Bob Grant | July 18, 2012

After years of complaints, the European Commission proposes ways to fix its system in an effort to reinvigorate research on the continent.

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Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies

By Edyta Zielinska | July 12, 2012

Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.

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Genetic Shift in Salmon

By Cristina Luiggi | July 12, 2012

A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.

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Obama Signs FDA Bill

By Bob Grant | July 11, 2012

The new law reauthorizes fees charged to drug and device makers, creates new fees for the approval of generic drugs.

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