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Science Asks Authors to Withdraw Enzyme-Chip Paper

A spokesperson for Science has confirmed that in response to a report recommending the retraction of a paper describing the so-called reactome array, it has sent a letter to the authors requesting that they withdraw the paper. For additional details on the controversy over this enzyme-monitoring technology, see ScienceInsider’s story from earlier this week. Brief: […]

Free Access to U.S. Research Papers Could Yield $1 Billion in Benefits

A new economic analysis finds that making taxpayer-funded scientific papers freely available would yield more than $1 billion in benefits to the U.S. economy over 30 years—five times the costs of archiving the papers. A team led by John Houghton, an economist at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, examined the potential payoff of expanding a […]

Scientists Decry Proposed Ban on Chimpanzees Research

In the latest twist in the protracted debate over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research, U.S. senators on 3 August introduced the Great Ape Protection Act, an identical bill to one that has been stuck in a House of Representatives committee for more than a year. The move comes on the heels of a […]

Human Cloning and Ethical Concerns

This post is all about human cloning with two documentaries from BBC and Discovery. Charlie Rose – HUMAN CLONING / LORD BROWNE Documentary by BBC

Listening to iPods and MP3 players at loud volumes can diminish your hearing

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