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Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections

Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.

Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.

environment, microbiology, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Image of the Day: Snapshot
Image of the Day: Snapshot
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Scientists map the fruit fly brain, giving an in-depth look at its neurons.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2018
Opponents of the guidelines, which would bar results of many public health studies from use in policy making, include scientific and healthcare organizations.
Synthetic Botox Treats Chronic Pain in Mice
Synthetic Botox Treats Chronic Pain in Mice
Abby Olena | Jul 18, 2018
Researchers silence pain neurons in the mouse spinal cord with injections of botulinum toxins modified to bind to the neurons’ receptors.
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2018
Compared to other drugs, therapeutics given breakthrough status receive FDA approval on the basis of weaker trial evidence, a study finds.
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Shawna Williams | Jul 17, 2018
The UK-based organization encourages public debate about the issue but does not recommend immediate policy change.
Opinion: No, AI Will Not Replace Radiologists
Opinion: No, AI Will Not Replace Radiologists
Phil Shaffer | Jul 17, 2018
The adoption of machine-learning techniques to aid in diagnosis should be done with radiologists’ guidance.
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than IntendedCRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
Ashley Yeager | Jul 16, 2018
The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.