Dutch scientists have built “synthetic” embryos in their laboratory using mouse cells other than sperm and eggs. The stem cell breakthrough, described in Nature journal, is not for cloning people or animals, but about understanding why many pregnancies fail at an early stage – implantation

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The Editors of Nature write: Tracking societal impacts encourages academics to pursue them

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Statues: An Editorial Response

September 19, 2017

Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature responds to the widespread criticisms to an editorial warning about the risks of “removing statues or altering the names of awards or streets that honor researchers who committed atrocious acts in the name of science.”

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Honors for Racist Scientists

September 7, 2017

As debate over statues and building names moves from Confederate generals to researchers, editorial in Nature receives intense backlash

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Hundreds of researchers pick through clinical trial from a major blood-pressure study, to the dismay of some who collected the information

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Climate accords, controversial assisted reproduction and the CRISPR patent battle are among the year’s top stories

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Mars missions, carbon capture and gravitational waves are set to shape the year

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Childhood, Disrupted

July 7, 2015

Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults

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