Texas
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
Catherine Offord | Apr 11, 2018
Lonza will employ more than 200 full-time staff to work at the Texas-based facility, the company says.
Texas Stem Cell Law Opens Door for Controversial Treatments
Texas Stem Cell Law Opens Door for Controversial Treatments
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 27, 2018
The Scientist looks at one such Houston-based purveyor that has been treating patients abroad for years with mesenchymal stem cells.
Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses
Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from Campuses
Kerry Grens | Aug 28, 2017
Marine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; “rideout teams” keep watch over animals and facilities. 
Texas Education Board Reaches Compromise on Science Standards
Texas Education Board Reaches Compromise on Science Standards
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2017
The state’s board of education approves new standards that ease up on having students dig into scientific issues relevant to “intelligent design” arguments.
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Kerry Grens | Mar 28, 2017
In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2017
Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts. 
Missing Brains Found
Missing Brains Found
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2014
About 100 human brains belonging to a university collection thought lost have turned up at another campus. 
Troubled Grant Giver Can Resume
Troubled Grant Giver Can Resume
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2013
Texas lawmakers lifted a ban on a taxpayer-funded research organization to dole out grants.
Texas Cancer Agency Unshackled
Texas Cancer Agency Unshackled
Dan Cossins | Mar 21, 2013
Texas’s top officials have authorized the state's troubled cancer research institute to award $71.8 million in recruitment grants that have been on hold since last December.
Rocky Road to Redemption
Rocky Road to Redemption
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 12, 2013
Can a state-funded research institute regain its footing in the wake of grant scandals and resignations?