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Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  

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Some scientists are not yet convinced that the list is accurate.

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image: Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study

Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.  

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image: Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies

Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 17, 2018

NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President’s proposed budget.  

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USGS scientists need approval from a political appointee before they can present research at two big geological conferences.

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Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.

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image: Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit

Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit

By Catherine Offord | June 14, 2018

Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.

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image: US State Department Names New Science Envoys

US State Department Names New Science Envoys

By Shawna Williams | June 13, 2018

The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.

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image: Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns

Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 12, 2018

His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.  

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A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that despite increased attention on inappropriate behavior, efforts to reduce misconduct have not worked.

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