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Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Blue Rush: One Company Leads the Race to Own Marine Genetic Sequences
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2018
Almost half of all patents relating to the genes of marine organisms belong to one large international corporation, BASF, a new study reveals.  
Diphtheria Outbreak Worsens Amid Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Diphtheria Outbreak Worsens Amid Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Jim Daley | Jan 16, 2018
More than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, according to aid agencies.
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.
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.
The Year in Pathogens
The Year in Pathogens
Molly Sharlach | Dec 29, 2014
Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research
Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security
Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2014
The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
UN Calls for $600M in Aid to Stop Ebola
UN Calls for $600M in Aid to Stop Ebola
Tracy Vence | Sep 4, 2014
The United Nations and medical organizations request additional international action on Ebola as the pace of the ongoing epidemic accelerates.
UN Report Highlights Impacts of Climate Change
UN Report Highlights Impacts of Climate Change
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest document discusses the dangers of a warming world, but also indicates opportunities for adaptation to the sweeping changes to come.