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Colombian biologist cleared of criminal charges for posting another scientist's thesis online

24 May 2017

Diego Gómez had faced up to eight years in jail in closely watched copyright case whose verdict has been appealed. Read More


Tissue-independent cancer drug gets fast-track approval from US regulator

24 May 2017

Treatment will be given to patients based on a tumour's molecular markers, rather than its location in the body. Read More


Fund to curb outbreaks and chronic disease on the chopping block

24 May 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stands to lose 12% of its budget through proposed cuts in the American Health Care Act. Read More

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Fleeting phase of planet formation discovered

24 May 2017

These celestial bodies coalesce into objects shaped like giant red blood cells. Read More


Drop in cases of Zika threatens large-scale trials

24 May 2017

Studies are struggling to recruit participants following a marked drop in cases of the virus. Read More


Quantum computing, election pledges and a thief who made science history

24 May 2017

The week in science: 19–25 May 2017. Read More


The best-kept secrets to winning grants

24 May 2017

With competition for research funding approaching an all-time high, experts reveal their top tips and tricks. Read More


China expands DNA data grab in troubled western region

23 May 2017

Alarms raised over suspected efforts to collect massive numbers of genetic samples from citizens. Read More


World Health Organization gets first leader from Africa

23 May 2017

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head agency amid calls for reform. Read More


Trump budget would slash science programmes across government

23 May 2017

Proposed cuts include 11% at the National Science Foundation, 18% at the National Institutes of Health and 30% at the Environmental Protection Agency. Read More


Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy

23 May 2017

Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives. Read More


Earth-observing companies push for more-advanced science satellites 

23 May 2017

Firms seek to develop sophisticated instruments to compete with government offerings. Read More


Publish houses of brick, not mansions of straw

23 May 2017

Papers need to include fewer claims and more proof to make the scientific literature more reliable, warns William G. Kaelin Jr. Read More


Light-sensitive E. coli paint a colourful picture

22 May 2017

Microbes have been genetically engineered to sense red, green and blue light, and to produce pictures of what they 'see'. Read More


UK political parties promise science funding boost

19 May 2017

Researchers welcome pre-election promises to raise R&D, implying billions more for science. Read More

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