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

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The National Institutes of Health has lifted a ban on “gain-of-function” research on Tuesday—the kind of research that requires genetically modifying viruses to make them more deadly or more contagious

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The National Institutes of Health will again fund research that makes viruses more dangerous

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The life expectancy of Native Americans in some states is 20 years shorter than the national average. There are many reasons why.

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A new batch of projects launched this month reflects a broadened scope, with topics ranging from self-driving cars and animal welfare in agriculture to refugee policies under the Trump administration

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And sees firsthand how hard it is. Galvanized by his teenage son’s epilepsy diagnosis, Mayes started a new company to try to shepherd a promising inhaler technology for epilepsy through a key clinical trial

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Universities and other nonprofit research institutions are under increasing fire about their commitments to the public interest. In return for tax-exempt status, their work is supposed to benefit society. But are they really operating in the public interest when they wield their patent rights in ways that constrict research?

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Research university leaders see wake-up call in data on sharp partisan divide on higher education, and deep cuts proposed by Trump

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