FDA Acts To Speed Bioterror Medicines

FDA Acts To Speed Bioterror Medicines Responding to the threat of anthrax and other forms of chemical and biological terrorism, the Food and Drug Administration adopted new rules yesterday that will speed the approval of drugs that could protect people from attacks.


A Challenge to Science and Nature

A Challenge to Science and Nature A new journal will challenge publishing behemoths such as Science, Nature and Cell by offering free access to research articles immediately upon publication on the Web.


Cloning Bill Bans Abortion Too?

Cloning Bill Bans Abortion Too? Cloning and abortion — separate issues altogether, right? Maybe not. There are those who believe that if cloning is outlawed, then abortion will be too.


Two New Bills Present Challenges to DNA Patentability

Two New Bills Present Challenges to DNA Patentability This time the challenge to the patents, commonly called gene patents, comes from the US House of Representatives in the form of two bills introduced on March 15 by Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Mich.). If enacted, each of these would threaten future biotech innovation in the US.


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