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Podcast: Plagiarism, data fabrication in science threaten public health. Meet one biologist who’s fighting back

Scientific misconduct is a serious problem in academia today. High-profile examples of data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism often generate lots ...
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Viewpoint: Trump’s fetal-tissue research ban ‘ignores and defies the facts’

The Trump administration is halting fetal tissue research by government scientists and placing new restrictions on how the National Institutes ...
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Research integrity and why bad science has become such a problem

Science depends on corroboration — that is, researchers verify others’ results, often making incremental advances as they do so.  The ...
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NIH blocks research using fetal tissue, prompting calls of ‘scientific censorship’

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have been ordered not to acquire new fetal tissue for their research since ...
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Why hyping ‘click-worthy’ autism research can do more harm than good

Click-worthy health and science headlines are an essential currency in today’s media world. When they pertain to autism, they might ...
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3 reasons ALS research struggles to find treatment answers

[T]he desire to give [ALS] patients hope has often outstripped good scientific sense. “Many drugs that have gone into ALS ...
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When is it time for a scientist to call out peers over questionable research?

Sooner or later, every researcher is likely to wonder: What’s the best way to address faulty or misleading information in ...
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Uganda’s scientists strive to use biotechnology to solve agricultural, health and environmental challenges

It is morning time, we are in a hotel based at the center of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, ...
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The human cost of the anti-GMO movement: Why one scientist is quitting GE crop research

Constantly confronting people who think my research will harm them is profoundly distressing ...
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Science communication 101: Being strategic isn’t unethical

Scientists interested in educating the public about controversial issues—such as GMOs—should focus on communication goals and strategies backed by social ...
Viewpoint: Will Europe botch regulation of gene editing as it has GMOs?

Viewpoint: Will Europe botch regulation of gene editing as it has GMOs?

Plant biologist: Europe's precautionary stance toward agricultural biotechnology has all but blocked the introduction of GM crops and could provide ...
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Viewpoint: European anti-tech groups threaten to derail CRISPR gene editing in agriculture

The political decision of how to regulate gene editing and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) will determine whether Europe becomes ...
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Suffering for the love of birds: A scientist’s battle to save birds — and now her career

PETA begins to harass and intimidate a rising researcher in the field of animal behavior, scientist Kevin Folta urges the ...
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Monsanto shill alert: Does industry funded GMO research bias findings?

Can consumers trust "independent" studies funded by corporations that have found genetically modified foods safe? Anti-GMO activists say 'no.' But ...
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Is it true there are no long term GMO safety studies?

Anti-GMO activists call for longer animal feed studies to assess the safety of GMOs. But are longer tests really necessary? ...
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Does most public research funding come from industry?

Who funds public research? UC Davis animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam says a funding analysis reveals that most of it ...
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For studies on GMO food safety, does length matter?

Anti-GMO activists call for longer and longer animal studies to assess the safety of GMOs. But are longer tests really ...
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James Watson: Basing ‘war on cancer’ on genome research diverts resources

Billions have been spent on the "ultimate weapon" against cancer--gene-based, personalized medicine. But the money may be mis-aimed on the ...
Genetic modification of trees faces forest of protests

Genetic modification of trees faces forest of protests

Genetic modification of trees could help mitigate climate change and increase wood and paper production. But opposition to even basic ...