Here are some contenders…Konrad Gomez-Haibach is only 15. But he’s vying, alongside more than two dozen college professors and science professionals, for a chance to help define the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) research agenda for the next decade through its 2026 Big Idea Machine competition

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“We can’t stop progress with words on paper,” Denis Rebrikov said, when asked about international efforts to ban such research. Rebrikov spoke about his plans, addressing the scientific arguments against his CCR5 target and specifics about his ultimate aims and the prospect of his controversial experiment moving forward

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NIH Director Francis Collins writes, “Starting now, when I consider speaking invitations, I will expect a level playing field, where scientists of all backgrounds are evaluated fairly for speaking opportunities. If that attention to inclusiveness is not evident in the agenda, I will decline to take part.”

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Science is often poorly communicated. Researchers can fight back

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The War to Free Science

June 11, 2019

How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls

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Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether

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One of the viruses used to treat her infections came from the side of a rotting South African eggplant

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The shocking announcement of genetically modified babies creates an opportunity to overhaul the nation’s science, argue Ruipeng Lei and colleagues

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