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Robert Califf Confirmed to Lead FDA
A narrow Senate vote ends a 13-month period during which the agency has lacked a permanent commissioner.
Robert Califf Confirmed to Lead FDA
Robert Califf Confirmed to Lead FDA

A narrow Senate vote ends a 13-month period during which the agency has lacked a permanent commissioner.

A narrow Senate vote ends a 13-month period during which the agency has lacked a permanent commissioner.

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Everything There Is to Know About Equipment Monitoring
XiltriX | Feb 16, 2022
Implement a scalable platform to simultaneously track all lab instruments’ performance.
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Biogen Defends Newly Approved Alzheimer’s Drug
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2021
The US Food and Drug Administration has called for a federal investigation of its own regulatory review process after widespread criticism of its decision on Aduhelm.
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Miracle Elixirs
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019
A long way into the quest to vanquish cancer, our ears strain to hear the words, “Cancer is cured”—a yearning that can cloud our judgment.
Opinion: GE Crops Are Seen Through a Warped Lens
Rod A. Herman, Nicholas P. Storer, and Bryan Delaney | Feb 1, 2019
Risks that pertain to all manner of new crops are often misattributed to genetic engineering. This distorts the public’s view of the technology.
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2018
It will be more than a year before the agency institutes or rejects the controversial changes proposed by former EPA head Scott Pruitt.
Parallel Plagues
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Mar 31, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.