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Chinese Government Says It Has Shut Down Controversial Human Gene-Editing Project

A project claiming to have produced the world’s first gene-edited babies has been stopped by the Chinese government, which is declaring the work of scientist He Jiankui as being both unlawful and unethical, according to the Associated Press. Read More >>

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The Most Significant Science Setbacks of 2017

Scientific progress doesn’t always exactly look like, well, progress. Progress comes in fits and starts. Sometimes things get in the way—be they harassment, politics, or just plain bad science. Read More >>

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Science Journal Publishes Creationist Paper, Science Community Flips Out

Open access science journal PLOS One is once again under scrutiny after a Creationist-minded research paper about the evolution of human hands got through peer review. Read More >>

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French Drug Trial Leaves One ‘Brain Dead’ and Five Hospitalized

A clinical trial of a “cannabinoid painkiller” in France has left one person in a coma and five others critically ill. In response, the French health ministry has put a halt to the trials in what it describes as “a serious accident”. Read More >>

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The Most Notorious Science Scandals of 2015

There were an alarming number of science scandals in 2015, from fabricated data to sexual harassment. Here are our picks for the worst of the worst. Read More >>