But the European Space Agency's participation in a mission to deflect an asteroid moon is now cancelled.
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November’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team.
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The 21st Century Cures Act aims to reshape drug regulation and biomedical research.
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Institutions struggle to respond after court blocks regulations that would have increased wages for junior researchers.
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The week in science: 25 November–1 December 2016.
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Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients.
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Some of the most toxic refuse from modern society ends up in poor communities. Researchers are helping one area in the Middle East clean up its electronic-waste problem.
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Nature 's list of the key issues and appointments facing US government science agencies.
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Scientists say mitochondrial-replacement therapy is ready for tests in the clinic.
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Consortium backed by US National Institutes of Health is first major biology programme to mandate online publication of results ahead of peer review.
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Illegal land clearing hits highest levels since 2008 as environmental policies come under attack.
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British team is first to seek site of 1.5-million-year-old sample.
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Next generation of Trojan-horse drugs designed to minimize damage to healthy cells.
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Brussels-based advocacy group aimed to provide single voice for scientists in the EU – but is losing members.
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Tom Price, Republican congressman from Georgia, has a thin track-record on science and research issues.
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If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do? Kathleen Higgins offers some explanation.
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Modified bacterial enzyme taught to make bonds that evolution avoids.
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