New biomedical techniques, like next-generation genome sequencing, are creating vast amounts of data and transforming the scientific landscape. They’re leading to unimaginable breakthroughs – but leaving researchers racing to keep up

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Is their work improving science? Drummond Rennie, with support from his editor-in-chief, George Lundberg, dreamed up the inaugural Peer Review Congress. He wanted to turn the lens of science onto the journals themselves

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Lab-Grown Meat

September 19, 2018

Meat produced without killing animals is heading to your dinner table

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The CRISPR patent dispute between the University of California, Berkeley, and the Broad Institute is finally over

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Do New Tools Need New Ethics?

September 7, 2018

Scarcely a week goes by without the announcement of another breakthrough owing to advancing biotechnology. Each puts pressure on current policy guidelines and approaches. But do the tools created during different eras in science demand new ethics guidelines and policies? Our Jeffrey Kahn shares his opinion

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Fears that foreign governments are tapping U.S.-funded research for valuable information have reached the nation’s largest research funder, the NIH. Last week it sent a letter to more than 10,000 research institutions, urging them to ensure that NIH grantees are properly reporting their foreign ties

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Gene editing accelerates a détente between the laboratory and social sciences over questions that direct future research

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In a mysterious addition to the brain’s family of cells, researchers have discovered a new kind of neuron—a dense, bushy bundle (above) that is present in people but seems to be missing in mice

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