Trump Admin Restricts Federal Scientists Talking with Reporters
USGS researchers must get approval from the Department of the Interior before speaking to the media.
Trump Admin Restricts Federal Scientists Talking with Reporters
Trump Admin Restricts Federal Scientists Talking with Reporters

USGS researchers must get approval from the Department of the Interior before speaking to the media.

USGS researchers must get approval from the Department of the Interior before speaking to the media.

NIH, genetics & genomics, policy
Common Gene Variants Found Among Psychiatric Disorders
Common Gene Variants Found Among Psychiatric Disorders
Abby Olena | Jun 21, 2018
In the largest-ever study of its kind, researchers combined genomic data from nearly 900,000 patients and healthy individuals to identify commonalities among 10 mental illnesses.
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Positive Trial Results for Experimental DMD Gene Therapy
Positive Trial Results for Experimental DMD Gene Therapy
Catherine Offord | Jun 20, 2018
Preliminary data from Sarepta Therapeutics has exceeded expectations, causing a surge in company stock prices this week.
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  
New Database Expands Number of Estimated Human Protein-Coding Genes
New Database Expands Number of Estimated Human Protein-Coding Genes
Diana Kwon | Jun 19, 2018
Some scientists are not yet convinced that the list is accurate.
Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study
Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.  
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 17, 2018
NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President’s proposed budget.  
Interior Department’s Screen of Meeting Abstracts Called Censorship
Interior Department’s Screen of Meeting Abstracts Called Censorship
Kerry Grens | Jun 16, 2018
USGS scientists need approval from a political appointee before they can present research at two big geological conferences.
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.