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Brexit Will Cost U.K. Research Funding, Report Indicates
Ashley P. Taylor | May 24, 2017
Clinical medicine and biosciences are among the UK disciplines that receive the most EU funding.
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017
The future French president’s goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.
UC Berkeley Receives CRISPR Patent in Europe
Jef Akst | Mar 24, 2017
The European Patent Office will grant patent rights over the use of CRISPR in all cell types to a University of California team, contrasting with a recent decision in the U.S.
Scientists Offer Lab Space for Stranded Peers
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2017
Researchers in Europe and Canada are offering temporary bench and desk spaces to host scientists denied entry into the U.S. as a result of the President’s executive order on immigration.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
A mysterious migration is coming to light after more than a century of study.
Opinion: How to Avoid Legal Problems in Collaborative Research
Catherine Coombes | Aug 31, 2016
A patent dispute over CRISPR highlights the need for scientists to agree on IP ownership early.
E.U. Pushes for Open Access by 2020
Bob Grant | Jun 2, 2016
European Union member states agree to an ambitious goal to make all scientific papers freely accessible within four years.
Brain Prize Winners Announced
Catherine Offord | Mar 3, 2016
Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.
Ancient Microbe Migration
Karen Zusi | Jan 11, 2016
Bacteria from the stomach contents of “Iceman,” an ancient corpse frozen in a European glacier, shed light on early human migration.