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Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.

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CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed

By | January 19, 2018

US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic. 

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Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death

By | January 16, 2018

A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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image: Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus

Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus

By | January 5, 2018

White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent. 

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image: Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

By | January 4, 2018

Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.

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Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens

By | 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 | 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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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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