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DIY 'garage' scientists could unleash genetically-edited organisms into wild, warn experts

Garage scientists' could unleash dangerous genetically-modified organisms into the environment using unregulated technology which is already available online, a new report has warned.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that chemistry kits which allow genetic editing can already be bought online …

Genetics

EU gives green light to ratifying Paris climate deal

<b>EU ministers are expected to ratify the agreement, along with India and Canada, next week meaning enough countries will have signed up for the deal</b> …

France says no to plastic plates and utensils by 2020

Close<p>Vandy Manyeh, News Reporter<br>September 28, 2016<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might …

Immunotherapy: Leukaemia clinical trial sees 93% remission rate in advanced cancer patients

An early-phase clinical trial using immunotherapy to treat leukaemia has shown positive results. Results showed 93% of advanced leukaemia patients …

Mississippi law opens a new front in the battle over gay rights

As the state-by-state battle over gay rights rolls on, Mississippi's governor has signed a "religious freedom" law that may go further than any other state in clearing the way for businesses and government workers to deny basic services to LGBT couples.<p>The Mississippi law, signed Tuesday by Gov. …

Scientists have identified the minimum set of genes needed for life

In a paper published in Science on March 25, the researchers, headed by genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, reported that their cell survived and reproduced with only 473 genes, which is the smallest genome of any organism found in nature.<p>The human genome, in comparison, has between 19,000 and 25,000 …

Georgia governor to veto anti-gay bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he will veto the “religious liberty” bill that would have legalized discrimination based on sexual orientation.<p>The bill …

Pope: Church does not claim privileged voice in bioethics field

“Everyone is aware of how sensitive the Church is to ethical issues but perhaps it is not clear to everyone that the Church does not lay claim to a …

Of mice and medicine: the ethics of animal research

Lab work that involves animals is controversial but such research is heavily regulated<p>Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 06:00<p>Ethical and moral dilemmas surround us …

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

Genetics

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities

17 February 2016 (APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan)Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, …

Religion

Free Access to Science Research Doesn't Benefit Everyone

There is a lot of promise in open access. But there are a lot of problems too.<p>Open is better than closed. That rule applies for a lot of things: presents, beer, restaurants. And, many argue, science.<p>The open-science movement has a lot of interlocking parts. <i>Open-access</i> publishing advocates want …

Researchers want a better system for fixing bad science

How should authors and journals acknowledge mistakes?<p>Part of the scientific process is getting things wrong, but another is making sure that bad results don't percolate into the larger world of research. When a flawed study slips through peer review, journals and authors are responsible for …

Researchers Have 3D-Printed Usable Human Bones and Muscles

For years, printing a new ear, muscle, or jaw has been nothing but science fiction. That’s largely because “bio-printed” tissues haven’t been strong …

It's alive...again! Scientists waking up 30,000-year-old 'giant' virus

Bringing a 30,000-year-old virus back to life sounds like the plot of a real-life horror movie. So if you were scared by the incurable virus in the movie "28 Days Later," you might want to stop reading right now.<p>Scientists who discovered a prehistoric virus called Mollivirus sibericum in the …

Permafrost

This Newly Declassified Video of the US Testing Chemical Weapons Is Insane

The US tested chemical weapons in California and off the East Coast in the 1950s.<p>It's no secret that the United States is one of the few countries in the world to have used chemical and biological weapons. But it's still surprising to watch this newly declassified video, which talks at length about …

ISIS army of scientists set to wage chemical and biological war on West: Experts warn weapons of mass destruction 'have been carried undetected' into European Union

ISIS has recruited experts with chemistry, physics and computer science degrees to wage war with weapons of mass destruction against the West, a …

War

India's seeing its biggest student protests in 25 years. Here's why

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Chinese fusion test reportedly reaches new milestone

Fusion power has long been considered to be the holy grail of alternative energy. Clean, abundant power, created through a self-sustaining process …