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UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

Feb 14, 2019

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies

Maine scientist finds tiny plants thrive under Greenland ice

Jan 10, 2019

A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea

Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

Sep 14, 2018

A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

Sep 14, 2018

Researchers who found that that using a virtual voodoo doll to exact revenge on an abusive boss can help you feel better, and who figured out that nutrition isn't a good reason to engage in cannibalism were among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

Jun 16, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems

The Latest: Trudeau touts Canada's AI potential at MIT

May 18, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is "investing massively in AI," building on decades of research by Canadian computer scientists who helped provide the "modern underpinnings" advancing the field of artificial intelligence

Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

May 15, 2018

A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness

Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

Apr 24, 2018

A Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the suspended CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news

Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

Apr 20, 2018

Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

Apr 20, 2018

The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month

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