The Department of Transportation has announced new federal voluntary guidance on the development and use of automated vehicles — with the goal of “removing unnecessary barriers” to innovation

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The Trump administration on Tuesday made public the details of its new pollution rules governing coal-burning power plants, and the fine print includes an acknowledgment that the plan would increase carbon emissions and lead to up to 1,400 premature deaths annually

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The practice of conducting ethically dubious research in foreign countries is under fresh scrutiny

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Dozens of doctors, medical ethicists, and lawyers are warning Congress that legislation to allow Americans with life-threatening conditions access to unapproved, experimental drugs risks harming patients’ health

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The promise of gene therapy has the potential to drastically limit the impact of human disease by altering the make-up of the body’s cells to fight back against deadly invaders. If used recreationally, though, gene therapy could also expand the physical limits of human strength and endurance. Like high-tech steroids, gene therapies could one day be a new way for athletes to dope

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Scientists have worked hard to ensure that Europe’s new data laws do not harm science, but one last push is needed, says Jan-Eric Litton

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Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to encourage faster cancer cures was one factor leading to announcement

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The line-up of athletes along a start line will vary in a multitude of ways, including height, weight, age and proportion. This variation is part of sporting culture — but this hasn’t always been the case when it comes to the hormone testosterone

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