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englisch | 05.02.2019

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Convenes Panel on Safeguarding U.S. Bioeconomy

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has convened an ad hoc committee to consider strategies for safeguarding and...

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englisch | 05.02.2019

Report Details Attacks on Federal Science, Urges Congressional Oversight

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) asserts that the Trump Administration has sidelined science when making critical decisions. ...

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englisch | 28.01.2019

Royal Society of Biology speaks out against the dangers of a no-deal Brexit

The Royal Society of Biology and other sector leaders have said that they “collectively fear the destructive effects of a no-deal Brexit”, in a letter...

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englisch | 23.01.2019

Statement of AIBS on Government Shutdown

As US government offices and research facilities across the country remain shuttered and services delayed or interrupted, the partial government...

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englisch | 08.01.2019

University leaders warn against No Deal as vital research comes under threat

UK University leaders have written to politicians and government to warn of the risks for research, staff and students if the UK leaves the EU without...

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englisch | 04.12.2018

Report Calls on Congress to Protect Science

A report endorsed by 16 organizations, including Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, Government Accountability Project, and the Union of Concerned...

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englisch | 04.12.2018

The Draft Brexit Deal and Science

A draft Brexit deal detailing the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has been agreed upon by Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet...

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englisch | 13.11.2018

US-Biologists to HHS: No Scientific Basis to Define Gender as Binary Trait

The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) have sent a...

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englisch | 13.11.2018

NIH to Allow Unrestricted Access to Genomic Summary Results

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will allow unrestricted access to genomic summary results from most NIH-funded studies...

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englisch | 12.11.2018

Why Digital Sequence Information​ Should not Come Under the Nagoya Protocol

With the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity set to consider whether digital sequence information...

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englisch | 24.10.2018

Europe’s Nobel laureates step up warnings about Brexit’s effect on science

Leading scientists and mathematicians urge UK and European Union leaders to strike a deal on research amid stalling negotiations.

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englisch | 18.09.2018

Fire at Brazil’s National Museum Destroys Millions of Science Collections

A massive fire at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro has resulted in the loss of about 20 million artefacts, including science and natural...

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englisch | 10.09.2018

NIH Urges Institutions to Report Foreign Collaborations

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) sent a letter to more than 10,000 research institutions on August 20, 2018 expressing concern about “threats...

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englisch | 07.08.2018

US: Scientists Warn about Threat to Biodiversity from Border Wall

A recently published Viewpoint article co-authored by eighteen scientists warns about harmful impacts of constructing a border wall between the United...

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englisch | 03.08.2018

RSB Fellows respond to ECJ decision on genetically modified organisms

The European Court of Justice has announced that organisms produced by directed mutagenesis techniques are considered genetically modified...

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englisch | 26.06.2018

VBIO joins International Statement on Digital Sequence Information

The German Life Sciences Association (VBIO e. V.) has joined with more than 50 other scientific organizations from around the world to endorse a...

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englisch | 21.06.2018

EU Pollinators Initiative

On 1 June 2018, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the first-ever EU initiative on pollinators. The Initiative which sets strategic...

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englisch | 21.06.2018

New report: If misused, Synthetic Biology could expand the possibility of creating new weapons

Synthetic biology expands the possibilities for creating new weapons — including making existing bacteria and viruses more harmful — while decreasing...

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englisch | 15.06.2018

UK Proposes Framework for Science Partnership with EU

The United Kingdom (UK) has published a new “Framework for the EU-UK Partnership on science, research, and innovation,” a document that is intended to...

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englisch | 28.05.2018

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover...

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