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Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

By Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018

The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut

By Diana Kwon | May 9, 2018

Robert Redfield’s record-setting salary was nearly double that of his predecessors.

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The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 

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The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.

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image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Power of Rare</em>

Book Excerpt from The Power of Rare

By Victoria Jackson and Michael Yeaman | May 1, 2018

In chapter 4, “Building a Cure Machine,” author Victoria Jackson reveals the challenges in launching a foundation focused on funding research on a rare disease.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Republican politicians have been trying to limit data to only those publicly available, but opponents say that would neglect private, yet important, information.

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image: Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA

By Kerry Grens | April 19, 2018

The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.

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image: The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

Many cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.

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image: Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

Scenes from the 2018 March for Science

By Shawna Williams, Ashley Yeager, and Jim Daley | April 14, 2018

“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”

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