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FDA Considers Trials of ‘Three-Parent Embryos’

Science 21 February 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6173 pp. 827-828 DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6173.827 NEWS & ANALYSIS ASSISTED REPRODUCTION Gretchen Vogel An experimental technique, called mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy, that manipulates a woman’s DNA could spare her from passing on...

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Grassley’s dry humor

From Science Random Sample They Said It “This seems like a very light penalty for a doctor who purposely tampered with a research trial and directly caused millions of taxpayer dollars to be wasted...

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Harper Unveils New Fund for Canadian Research Excellence

News » ScienceInsider » Funding WAYNE KONDRO  http://news.sciencemag.org/funding/2014/02/harper-unveils-new-fund-canadian-research-excellence “Although a federal election is more than a year off and the goodies weren’t expected to flow until then, Canadian researchers got a sneak peak yesterday of their campaign sugar....

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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

” The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provides consumers with important privacy rights and protections with respect to their health information, including  important controls over how their health information is...

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Executive Order — Minimum Wage for Contractors

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/12/executive-order-minimum-wage-contractors February 12, 2014 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C....

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Scientist versus the chemical company

ANNALS OF SCIENCE A VALUABLE REPUTATION After Tyrone Hayes said that a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him. BY RACHEL AVIV FEBRUARY 10, 2014  NEW YORKER http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all Article about University of California, Berkeley professor, Tyrone...

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HHS strengthens patients’ right to access lab test reports

As part of an ongoing effort to empower patients to be informed partners with their health care providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken action to give patients or a...

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Federal investigation apparently finds ‘reckless’ falsehoods in NCSU research

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/29/3575043/federal-investigation-apparently.html#storylink=cpy BY JOSEPH NEFF jneff@newsobserver.comJanuary 29, 2014 A federal investigation into research misconduct at N.C. State has apparently found that two chemistry professors and a graduate student falsified research in a groundbreaking 2004 paper...

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SBA Amends Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) And Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directives

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/a1c2bc   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directives in response to public comments and input...

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New IRS Rules Help Small Nonprofits To Reinstate A Revoked Tax-Exempt Status

New streamlined procedures for reinstating the tax-exempt status of organizations that have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failure to file required Annual Returns or notices for three consecutive years. rp-14-11 reinstatment of tax exempt...

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