September 18, 2023

US medical school Johns Hopkins bars foreign scientists over intellectual property risk

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By Alice Shen From South China Morning Post No more visiting scientists until government agency ‘can safely allow foreign nationals to be involved with government-sponsored research’, email said The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has halted a visiting scientist programme in response to a national investigation over whether scientists in the US are sharing […]

How one scientist is using technology to try and hack his genes to transform his body

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By Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review From Business Insider In a dream Brian Hanley told me about, he’s riding a bus when he meets a man in dark leather clothing. Next thing he knows, he is splayed across a tilted metal bed, being electrocuted. The dream was no doubt connected to events that took place […]

Ebola vaccine will do little for current crisis

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From Daily Beast The National Institute of Health announced today that human trials of the Ebola vaccine will begin next week. But it won’t be ready in time for the West Africa’s crisis. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the branch of the NIH that oversees investigations into infections ranging from Ebola […]