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NIH Reiterates Opposition To Funding Gene Editing For Human Embryos

In light of Chinese researchers reporting their efforts to edit the genes of ‘non-viable’ human embryos, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins issued a… 329 more words

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NIH Seeking Information To Help Form Million Member Cohort

Part of the Precision Medicine Initiative is the establishment of a research cohort.  Intended to be a million strong, the voluntary cohort would contribute a breadth of data to help extend the understanding of diseases. 528 more words


NIH Seeks Public Input On Sustainable Biomedical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking information from the public on topics intended to help boost the impact and sustainability of biomedical research ( 193 more words

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Nature Still Not Keen On U.S. Open Access Policies

Nature recently ran this editorial describing how U.K efforts in open access policies are doing three years after its government announced a push for so-called ‘gold’ open access for research results funded by the U.K. 352 more words

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I Can't Be The Only One Bothered By The Ease Of Cyborg Insects

I recently read this article from Futurity reporting on cyborg beetle experiments conducted at the University of California at Berkeley.  The study is available in… 229 more words