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US lawmakers seek $1.1 billion boost for the NIH

12 July 2017

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives also rejects a White House plan to cut 'indirect cost' payments to research institutions. Read More


Engineered cell therapy for cancer gets thumbs up from FDA advisers 

12 July 2017

Therapy shows promise in young patients with leukaemia, but safety risks abound. Read More


Tricks to mute quantum noise aid hunt for gravitational waves

12 July 2017

Physicists find ways to make LIGO and other gravitational-wave detectors even more sensitive. Read More

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Lights, camera, CRISPR: Biologists use gene editing to store movies in DNA

12 July 2017

Technique demonstrated in E. coli suggests ways to record key events in a cell's life. Read More


Panda diplomats, smuggled relics and a nuclear-weapons treaty

12 July 2017

The week in science: 7–13 July 2017. Read More


Ant colonies flow like fluid to build tall towers

12 July 2017

Insects' structural secrets offer model for designing swarm robots. Read More


How poverty affects the brain

12 July 2017

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development. Read More


Female astronomers of colour face daunting discrimination

11 July 2017

Two-fifths report feeling unsafe at work, and 18% have concerns about attending conferences. Read More


World's largest hoard of carbon dates goes global

11 July 2017

Scientists hope pooled records could answer major archaeological questions and map human migration patterns. Read More


White House's dwindling science office leaves major research programmes in limbo

11 July 2017

Pared-back staff struggles to continue cybersecurity, climate-change and science-education efforts without direction from the Trump administration. Read More


Kill the myth of the miracle machine

11 July 2017

Unchallenged assumptions about how science works threaten its support and decrease its ability to contribute to society, says Daniel Sarewitz. Read More


Plants turn caterpillars into cannibals

10 July 2017

Chemical produced by tomato plants in response to pest attack can change insect behaviour. Read More


Massive database of 182,000 leaves is helping predict plants' family trees

07 July 2017

The technique could be used on everything from flowers to cells to examine the factors that influence the shapes of plant parts. Read More


Why planetary scientists want better fake space dirt

07 July 2017

Artificial soils that mimic the surfaces of the Moon, Mars and asteroids are hard to make — and often miss the mark. Read More


Trump administration chooses Georgia physician to lead US public-health agency

07 July 2017

Brenda Fitzgerald will be the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More

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