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Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 4, 2019
Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.
OMICS International Fined Over $50 Million for “Deceptive Practices”
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 3, 2019
The publisher and conference organizer is ordered to pay the US government for what some report to be predatory behavior.
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2019
Oklahoma dropped its lawsuit against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma in exchange for a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment in Tulsa.
In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 2, 2019
Most people who contracted the disease were unvaccinated and some state legislatures are now considering whether to curtail nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
Exosomes from Blood Carry RNA Signatures of Liver Cancer
Emma Yasinski | Apr 2, 2019
A small study finds that the tiny extracellular vesicles from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have RNA content distinct from patients with cirrhosis only.
Q&A: A 10,000-Genome Milestone for Shared Pediatric Cancer Data
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019
Computational biologist Jinghui Zhang of St. Jude realized scientists could work more efficiently with tools and genomic data shared on the cloud.
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 1, 2019
Fossils reveal the quick death of plants and animals from a massive surge of water after the impact 66 million years ago, which is thought to have spelled the demise of dinosaurs.
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019
A survey reveals the disease has decimated populations in Central and South America and tropical Australia and contributed to the extinction of 90 species.
Opinion: The “Money Culture” in Academic Biomedical Research
David Rubenson | Mar 29, 2019
A drive for revenue is damaging basic science.