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May 18, 2021

This Scientist Is Auctioning Off His DNA and Says Yours is Valuable Too This Scientist Is Auctioning Off His DNA and Says Yours is Valuable Too

George Church’s genes are making history again. The Harvard geneticist was one of the first people to ever have his genome sequenced, and now he is […]
March 23, 2021

Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials Paving the Way for Diversity in Clinical Trials

“I’m the first person in my circle of family and friends to participate in a clinical trial.” Five years ago, Rhonda Long was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, […]
March 18, 2021

Researchers Edge Closer to Growing Human and Mice Embryos Researchers Edge Closer to Growing Human and Mice Embryos

Three articles published in Nature describe studies of human prenatal development outside the body. The techniques employed in the studies may illuminate events that unfurl as […]
March 3, 2021

Researchers Approach Publishers About Errors in 31 Papers Researchers Approach Publishers About Errors in 31 Papers

Retraction Watch readers may recall the name Jennifer Byrne, whose work as a scientific sleuth we first wrote about four years ago, and have followed ever since. In a new […]
December 28, 2020

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19 The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz, pathology department chair at NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island, looks […]
November 26, 2020

New Assay Platform Enhances Detection of Circulating Breast Cancer Cells New Assay Platform Enhances Detection of Circulating Breast Cancer Cells

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a breast cancer model was improved by a novel assay platform that uses a […]
October 7, 2020

Women Creators of Genetic ‘Scissors’ Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry Women Creators of Genetic ‘Scissors’ Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

STOCKHOLM/BERLIN (Reuters) – Two women scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for creating genetic ‘scissors’ that can rewrite the code of life, […]
September 17, 2020

FDA Compares Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests FDA Compares Performance of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed comparative performance data for […]
September 2, 2020

COVID-19 Researchers in the U.S. Face a Monkey Shortage COVID-19 Researchers in the U.S. Face a Monkey Shortage

Scientists rushing to develop a coronavirus vaccine are running out of monkeys. That’s a big problem since drugs are usually tested on those primates before clinical […]
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