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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.
E.U. Delays Vote on Roundup
Bob Grant | May 24, 2016
Newly published research on the key ingredient in the Monsanto-made weed killer is holding up lawmakers’ decisions on whether to continue to allow its sale in Europe.
E.U. Revises Law on Data Sharing
Bob Grant | Dec 22, 2015
The newly amended legislation frees up health data, reversing an earlier provision that made it difficult for broad use of such information in research, registries, and biobanks.
EC Science Advisers Announced
Tracy Vence | Nov 10, 2015
The European Commission names seven scientists to top science policy–advising positions.
Human Brain Project Reviewed
Bob Grant | Mar 10, 2015
After weathering serious criticism last year, the European Commission–backed effort to map the brain’s neural connections must reform or die, a review panel says.
Europe Softens on GM Crops
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2014
A new agreement in the European Union allows genetically engineered crops to be approved without member-state votes, likely allowing several GMO foods to enter the market.
Scientists Decry Axing EU Head Scientist Post
Bob Grant | Nov 17, 2014
Researchers in Europe are universally dismayed over the decision to eliminate the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor role.
GMO Bans in Europe May Progress
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2014
An environmental committee of the European Parliament approves a measure to allow members states to ban genetically engineered crops.
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2014
Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.
Neuroscientists Threaten to Boycott Brain Project
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014
More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.