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Obama’s top scientist talks shrinking budgets, Donald Trump, and his biggest regret

nature.com — Greg Kendall-Ball/Nature John Holdren is no stranger to the spotlight. Over his long career in science, Holdren - a physicist by training - has worked on controversial issues such as climate change and nuclear non-proliferation.

Science academies blast US government’s planned research-ethics reforms

nature.com — Cultura RM/Zero Creatives/Getty The US government's proposed overhaul of regulations that govern research with human subjects is flawed and should be withdrawn, an independent advisory panel said today. The regulations, which are known collectively as the 'Common Rule', address ethical issues such as informed consent and storage of study participants' biological specimens.

Science Academies Blast US Government's Planned Research-Ethics Reforms

nature.com — Cultura RM/Zero Creatives/Getty The US government's proposed overhaul of regulations that govern research with human subjects is flawed and should be withdrawn, an independent advisory panel said today. The regulations, which are known collectively as the 'Common Rule,' address ethical issues such as informed consent and storage of study participants' biological specimens.

US military gets into the 3D printing business

newscientist.com — AN ISOLATED military outpost in the middle of hostile territory is a bad place for your equipment to break down. Replacement parts and fuel either have to be air-dropped or driven through dangerous territory. So the US military plans to make remote operating bases and camps self-sufficient, able to generate their own energy and even print their own gadgets.

Report blasts US government's planned research-ethics reforms

nature.com — Cultura RM/Zero Creatives/Getty The US government's proposed overhaul of regulations that govern research with human subjects is flawed and should be withdrawn, an independent advisory panel said today. The regulations, which are known collectively as the 'Common Rule,' address ethical issues such as informed consent and storage of study participants' biological specimens.

First CRISPR Human Clinical Trial Gets a Green Light from the U.S.

nature.com — STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SPL CRISPR, the genome-editing technology that has taken biomedical science by storm, is finally nearing human trials. On 21 June, an advisory committee at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved a proposal to use CRISPR-Cas9 to help augment cancer therapies that rely on enlisting a patient's T cells, a type of immune cell.

First CRISPR clinical trial gets green light from US panel

nature.com — STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SPL CRISPR, the genome-editing technology that has taken biomedical science by storm, is finally nearing human trials. On 21 June, an advisory committee at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved a proposal to use CRISPR-Cas9 to help augment cancer therapies that rely on enlisting a patient's T cells, a type of immune cell.

Infections Reveal Inequality Between the Sexes

nature.com — Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters The immune systems of men and women respond very differently to infection - and scientists are taking notice. Research presented last week at a microbiology meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, suggests that the split could influence the design of vaccination programmes and lead to more targeted treatment of illness.

Federal advisory committee greenlights first CRISPR clinical trial

nature.com — STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SPL CRISPR, the genome-editing technology that has taken biomedical science by storm, is finally nearing human trials. On 21 June, an advisory committee at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) approved a proposal to use CRISPR/Cas9 to help augment cancer therapies that rely on enlisting a patient's T cells.

Infections reveal inequality between the sexes

nature.com — Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters The immune systems of men and women respond very differently to infection - and scientists are taking notice. Research presented last week at a microbiology meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, suggests that the split could influence the design of vaccination programmes and lead to more targeted treatment of illness.
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