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Trump Meets with HHS, NIH Brass

By Bob Grant | April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and NIH Director Francis Collins discussed the opioid crisis and retaining young researchers in the biomedical research enterprise, among other things, according to a White House official.

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Book Excerpt from The Politics of Cancer

By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | April 1, 2017

In Chapter 2, “Identifying the Culprits,” author Wendy Whitman Cobb describes how small-government, anti-regulation conservatism can hinder the fight against cancer.

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Contributors

By Diana Kwon | April 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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How Will Cancer Research Fare Under Trump?

By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | April 1, 2017

The new administration has not yet made its intentions clear.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2017

Eugene Garfield, the cancer moonshot, employee genetic testing, and more

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House Votes to Limit EPA Decision Making

By Jef Akst | March 31, 2017

The “HONEST” Act, passed by the House this week, would restrict the nature of the research that can inform new regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overrules the agency’s previous recommendation on chlorpyrifos. 

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Researchers in the country speak out as a second version of Canada’s national budget retains freezes spending at key science funding councils.

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TS Picks: March 23, 2017

By Tracy Vence | March 23, 2017

Reacting to the White House budget proposal; tracking “attacks on science”

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Image of the Day: Tubular Origins

By The Scientist Staff | March 23, 2017

Murine neural tubes, with each image highlighting a different embryonic tissue type (blue). The neural tube itself (left) grows into the brain, spine, and nerves, while the mesoderm (middle) develops into other organs, and the ectoderm (right) forms skin, teeth, and hair.

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U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF

By Bob Grant | March 20, 2017

The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.

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