President-elect Donald Trump’s team has asked Collins to remain in his job for an unknown period.
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From stem-cell law to national monuments, the president-elect has myriad opportunities to transform the research landscape.
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Last-minute proposal from Obama administration addresses CRISPR and other cutting-edge technologies.
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Trump’s nominee for energy secretary says that he will base decisions on ‘sound science’.
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The week in science: 13–19 January 2017.
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Scientists accused of deceiving the public about benefits of transgenic mustard.
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An open-science effort to replicate dozens of cancer-biology studies is off to a confusing start.
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Probe could give early warnings of catastrophic solar storms heading for Earth.
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NASA is now building the rover that it hopes will bring back signs of life on the red planet.
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A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts.
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President-elect's picks to lead environment and health agencies testify before Congress.
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Massive effort plans to stockpile vaccines against future outbreaks.
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Librarian Jeffrey Beall won’t say why he has unpublished his widely read blog.
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US agency releases finalized ‘Common Rule’, which governs human-subjects research.
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Anita Makri argues that the form of science communicated in popular media leaves the public vulnerable to false certainty.
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Pavo Barišić says he won't step down after a parliamentary ethics committee found he copied another scholar's work.
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Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways.
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A reproducibility guru, a former defence-research official and a controversial entrepreneur rumoured to be on list, along with current NIH leader and a congressman.
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Publications such as Nature and Science have policies that clash with the global health charity's open-access mandate.
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Where did it come from? How do organisms use it without self-destructing? And what else can it do?
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