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Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.

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EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants

By | September 6, 2017

An aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency’s awards.

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Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives

By | September 5, 2017

High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets are shown to increase lifespan and preserve memory in two independent mouse experiments.

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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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The president’s picks for the two science-related positions must be confirmed by the Senate. 

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Scientists Doubt Results of CRISPR’d Embryos

By | August 31, 2017

Six scientists question the authors’ conclusions about the DNA repair process that led to the human embryos’ correction of a defective gene.

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Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled

By | August 31, 2017

Only 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump’s nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.

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First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.

By | August 30, 2017

The genetically modified blood cells will be used for patients with a type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when other treatments fail.

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Science Labs Offer Help to Texas Researchers

By | August 29, 2017

Sparked by a tweet from a Philadelphia scientist, the March for Science–Houston has launched a database of facilities offering to host reagents and researchers. 

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Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language

By | August 29, 2017

The Department of Energy requested that scientists reword grant proposals to be more in line with the White House’s agenda on climate research.

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