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Top UK Science Advisor to Control Science Funding
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2017
Immunologist Mark Walport will shift from his position as chief science advisor to the UK government to head its new science funding agency.
The Badger-Cow TB Connection
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2016
Researchers in the U.K. report that badgers may be passing tuberculosis to farm animals not through direct contact, as was previously suspected, but through exposure to urine and feces.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more
Survey: UK Researchers Rife with Misconduct
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2016
Are scores of British scientists faking data and plagiarizing?
TS Picks: June 20, 2016
Bob Grant | Jun 20, 2016
Excellence schmexellence; thinking outside the biomedical box; homeopathy journal sunk by self-citation
TS Picks: February 29, 2016
Bob Grant | Feb 29, 2016
Reintroduced apes facing challenges; Zika conspiracy theories sow confusion; UK researchers nervous about new anti-lobbying law
Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2016
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.
The Scientific Outreach Gap
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2015
A survey finds that arts, humanities, and social science faculty members in the U.K. engage more with the general public than their counterparts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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.
UK OKs Three-Parent IVF
Bob Grant | Feb 25, 2015
The British House of Lords has approved new rules regarding the creation of embryos using genetic material from three donors.