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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.
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2015
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
Closing the Case on STAP?
Closing the Case on STAP?
Karen Zusi | Sep 23, 2015
Several reports offer an inside look into the stem-cell research controversy.
Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?
Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?
Bob Grant | Sep 11, 2015
An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”
Censored Professor Quits
Censored Professor Quits
Bob Grant | Aug 27, 2015
Alice Dreger is resigning from the faculty of Northwestern University, claiming that the administration censored her work in a faculty journal.