Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries
Rollouts of the shot have ground to a halt following reports of blood clots, but health authorities say that these fears are unfounded and vaccination programs should continue.
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries
Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine on Hold in Some Countries

Rollouts of the shot have ground to a halt following reports of blood clots, but health authorities say that these fears are unfounded and vaccination programs should continue.

Rollouts of the shot have ground to a halt following reports of blood clots, but health authorities say that these fears are unfounded and vaccination programs should continue.

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Some Coronavirus Researchers Are Running Low on Masks
Some Coronavirus Researchers Are Running Low on Masks
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 1, 2020
A large-scale shortage of respirators and face shields threatens progress in some labs that are currently trying to ramp up their studies of SARS-CoV-2.
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020
The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
Shawna Williams | Aug 6, 2019
The agency cites lapses in biosafety procedures at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland.
Is Kratom Safe During Pregnancy? Researchers Start to Investigate
Is Kratom Safe During Pregnancy? Researchers Start to Investigate
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 26, 2019
Recent reports of babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms after their mothers used kratom during pregnancy have generated much concern about the medicinal herb.
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Mar 1, 2019
A newly expanded genetic alphabet that includes four synthetic nucleotides highlights the need for strict boundaries on their use.
FDA Cracks Down on “Bad Actors” in Dietary Supplement Market
FDA Cracks Down on “Bad Actors” in Dietary Supplement Market
Shawna Williams | Feb 12, 2019
The agency sends warning letters to makers of products that claim to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s and other diseases, and announces changes to its enforcement practices.
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2018
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU 
Catherine Offord | Jul 25, 2018
The European Court of Justice has decided that organisms made with precision techniques such as CRISPR will be subject to the same rules as transgenic plants or animals.
Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down
Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down
Ashley Yeager | May 25, 2018
Vanessa Allen Sutherland will resign next month, leaving the agency with just three members of what should be a five-person board.