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23 Oct 2014 Vol. 346 #6208
- U.S. halts two dozen risky virus studies One-year “pause” to develop new policy on controversial research that enhances pathogens.
- How we tamed ourselves—and became modern “Self-domestication” turned humans into the cooperative species we are today.
- Epic pre-Columbian voyage suggested by genes South American DNA found in Easter Islanders.
- Taiwan's ocean program reels from loss of ship, scientists New vessel was sparking international collaborations.
- Election stakes go beyond control of the Senate Funding, peer review, water rules, fusion, and other science issues on tap after the vote.
- Does science suffer an ‘innovation deficit’? New catch phrase represents a two-edged sword for research community.
- Searching for science in India's traditional medicine Critics say ayurgenomics is at best a quixotic quest.
- Show me the money A bitter dispute lays bare questionable practices in China's foreign-talent programs.
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