science policy, developmental biology
E.U. Revises Law on Data Sharing
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.
CIRM Ups Translational Velocity
CIRM Ups Translational Velocity
Bob Grant | Dec 21, 2015
California’s stem cell agency unveiled a 5-year plan that includes starting 50 new clinical trials.
ORI Names New Director
ORI Names New Director
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2015
Neuroscientist Kathryn Partin will lead the US Office of Research Integrity.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
December 2015's selection of notable quotes
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.
Science Oversight in the U.K.
Science Oversight in the U.K.
Bob Grant | Nov 23, 2015
An independent reviewer suggests that England’s seven research councils, which award government research funding, should be put under the umbrella of a new agency that would manage the grant money.
EC Science Advisers Announced
EC Science Advisers Announced
Tracy Vence | Nov 10, 2015
The European Commission names seven scientists to top science policy–advising positions. 
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Blood Cell Development Reimagined
Bob Grant | Nov 9, 2015
A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.
Understanding Global Migration
Understanding Global Migration
Tracy Vence | Nov 4, 2015
World Science Forum panelists discuss how scientists can better decipher the factors that drive global migration in order to affect policy change.
Adding Padding
Adding Padding
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.