basic research
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2016
A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.
Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget
Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget
Bob Grant | Mar 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has proposed a budget that delivers on his promise to support basic science in the country.
“Genius” Grants Given
“Genius” Grants Given
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2015
The MacArthur Foundation announces this year’s awardees.
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2015
The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.
Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research
Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research
Karen Zusi | Sep 16, 2015
This year’s honors go to researchers who mapped human populations, showed spots to cats, and offered children marshmallows to examine the kids’ patience and self-control.
Book Excerpt from <em>Galileo’s Middle Finger</em>
Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger
Alice Dreger | Mar 10, 2015
In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.
Stirring the Pot
Stirring the Pot
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research
Opinion: <em>Star Trek</em> Medicine
Opinion: Star Trek Medicine
Dean Tantin | Nov 6, 2014
An apology for basic research
Keeping Up with IP
Keeping Up with IP
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2014
It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.
Researching Research
Researching Research
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2014
Stanford University starts new center to study how scientific research can be improved.