Drug companies make big contributions to analysis in the trials they fund but can fail to report their contributions

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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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There’s very little research on whether medications are safe and effective in pregnant and lactating women, but an expert panel has ideas for how to close that information gap — and it’s calling on the federal government to take action in a new report that could stir change

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., which funds much of the nation’s biomedical research, has launched a “comprehensive review” of human fetal tissue research, to ensure that it’s complying with laws and regulations

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Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science

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Alison Abbott considers an extraordinary assemblage of human remains: some rediscovered, some re-analysed. Mummies: Secrets of Life is built around the science that has been applied to the mummies, and what it has revealed about long-forgotten lives and deaths

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Chad Tackett claimed his weight loss program was so good that it was part of a university-sponsored study. That the study never existed was the least shady part of the tale. With comments from our Alan Regenberg

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Most moms take medications during pregnancy. There’s practically no research on their safety – with comments from our Ruth Faden

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