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Biomedical Research and Policy Reporter — Nature Magazine

Biomedical research and policy reporter at @NatureNews covering brains, bugs, and @NIH. Recovering molecular biologist, nature lover, music snob. Opinions mine.

US vaccine researcher sentenced to prison for fraud

nature.com — Charlie Neibergall/AP/PA Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on 1 July, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials.

U.S. Congress Moves to Block Human-Embryo Editing

nature.com — The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the agency from spending money to evaluate research or clinical applications for such products.

US Congress moves to block human-embryo editing

nature.com — The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to have heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the agency from spending money to evaluate research or clinical applications for such products.

Captive U.S. Chimps Now Have Endangered Species Protection

scientificamerican.com — New designation provides legal rights and prohibits most research on captive animals Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it is categorizing captive chimpanzees as an endangered species subject to legal protections.

Immunization Could Halt Post-Traumatic Stress

nature.com — Chris Hondros/Getty Tweaking the immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research in rodents suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress. Researchers have known for some time that depression and immune-system health are linked and can affect each other.

Captive US Chimps Now Have Endangered Species Protection

scientificamerican.com — New designation provides legal rights and prohibits most research on captive animals Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it is categorizing captive chimpanzees as an endangered species subject to legal protections.

US government gives research chimps endangered-species protection

nature.com — Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On 12 June, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it is categorizing captive chimpanzees as an endangered species subject to legal protections. The new rule will bar most invasive research on chimpanzees.

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress

nature.com — Chris Hondros/Getty Tweaking the immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research in rodents suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress. Researchers have known for some time that depression and immune-system health are linked and can affect each other.

Pentagon Gambles on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

nature.com — Zackary Canepari/NYT/Redux/Eyevine When Geoffrey Ling talks about the future of technology, his ideas go flying around the room like a whirlwind. Ling eagerly describes a world in which people live far beyond their natural lifespans, minds can be downloaded into external 'hard drives' for enhancement by artificial intelligence and robots and aircraft are controlled by human thought.

NIH extramural research chief resigns

nature.com — NIH Salley Rockey, the deputy director of extramural research at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), said today (11 June) that she will leave the agency in September. Rockey oversees the NIH's external grants to researchers, which account for the bulk of the agency's US$30.3-billion budget.
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Jul 01, 2015

RT @POTUS: respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic. twitter.com/JGreenDC/statu…

Jul 01, 2015

Congress tried to block #CRISPR babies and involve religion b/c debate doesn't belong to academia alone. @NatureNews nature.com/news/gene-poli…

Jul 01, 2015

Researcher gets 57mo in prison for fabrication, probably harshest ever. The subjectivity of prosecution @NatureNews. nature.com/news/us-vaccin…

Jun 29, 2015

I see what you did there. Via @FT: Geneticists’ quest for crisper prose in the book of life. on.ft.com/1LCWLrN

Jun 26, 2015

RT @NIHDirector: Wow. 15 years ago today, I represented our team beside @billclinton to announce the draft human genome sequence: bit.ly/1fJUGwR #NIH

Jun 26, 2015

RT @markberman: Here is the full Supreme Court opinion ruling that gay couples in all states can get married supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf…

Jun 25, 2015

@TetsuyaIshii I think Congress is just confused in their wording in that one section.



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