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Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
The team that oversaw the first use of mitochondrial replacement therapy that resulted in a live birth has published an account of the procedure.
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.
Life Science Controversies of 2016
Life Science Controversies of 2016
Bob Grant, Jef Akst, Tracy Vence | Dec 23, 2016
This year, the developers of CRISPR gene-editing technology argued over patent rights, a researcher fought to unmask anonymous PubPeer commenters, US regulators considered “three-parent” babies, and troubles continued for Theranos.
NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras
NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras
Kerry Grens | Aug 4, 2016
The public gets to weigh in before the US government lifts its ban on such research.
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.
Giraffe Diplomacy
Giraffe Diplomacy
Chris Tachibana | Feb 1, 2016
Is the public dissection of zoo animals a boon to research and education, a PR nightmare, or both?
Giraffe in Half
Giraffe in Half
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
Watch footage from the public dissection of Marius, the young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was ultimately fed to predators at the facility. (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)
Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags
Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags
John R. Thomas Jr. | Dec 1, 2015
Warning signs that scandal might be brewing in your lab
 
Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2015
The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.
European Brain Project Extended
European Brain Project Extended
Bob Grant | Nov 3, 2015
The European Commission has agreed to add three years of funding to the Human Brain Project, which has had its detractors since launching in 2013.