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Help for Hauser; patent ban for European stem cells?; viruses give mice the gift of sight

Cristina Luiggi
Apr 27, 2011
This week's news includes confirmation for contested Hauser results, a ban on patents that may hurt European stem cell research, viruses that help blind mice see, the whole-body effects of methamphetamines, a push for more stem cell banks, and a journal that fesses up to its eugenics past.Hauser replicates study
Rhesus monkey
Image: Wikimedia commons, 13bobby
There's good news for cognitive researcher Mark Hauser, who was found guilty of eight counts of research misconduct by a Harvard University investigation last year. This Monday, linkurl:Science announced;http://www.sciencemag.org/content/suppl/2011/04/25/317.5843.1402.DC2 the replication of results of a 2007 Hauser paper, which had come under fire when the investigation found that the original data was missing. Although linkurl:last week he was barred;http://blog.the-scientist.com/2011/04/25/news-in-a-nutshell-43/ from stepping into a Harvard classroom come fall and is still pending a federal investigation by the Office of Research Integrity, some believe this is a "step toward the eventual exoneration of Dr....
The New York TimesTrouble for European stem cell researchNatureThe GuardianViruses treat blind miceTechnology ReviewGlobal effects of meth
Image: Wikimedia commons, Aaron Logan
PLoS ONEFierce Biotech ResearchBuilding a house for stem cellsNatureRevisiting scientific racismAnnals of Human GeneticsAnnals of EugenicsUSA Today



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