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Stories by Meredith Wadman15 articles archived since 1845

The Truth about Fetal Tissue Research

The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the U.S., but many scientists say it is essential for studies of HIV, development and more

December 9, 2015 — Meredith Wadman and Nature magazine

NIH Told to Retire Most Research Chimps

About half of 21 ongoing biomedical and behavioral experiments would be ended, under advice from a working group of external agency advisors

January 23, 2013 — Meredith Wadman and Nature magazine

Obama Trumps Congress and Orders Research into Gun Violence

The president issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other public-health agencies to conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it, doing an end-run around congressional moves for several years to muzzle such efforts

January 22, 2013 — Meredith Wadman and Nature News Blog

Research Beagles Released as Pets

70 puppies were released after activists alerted the Indian government that the animals had been falsely described as "pets" by a contract organization seeking to import them

December 18, 2012 — Meredith Wadman and Nature News Blog

U.S. Government Sets Out Alzheimer's Plan

A health-agency windfall includes funding for two promising clinical trials, one focusing on prevention and the other on early treatment

May 23, 2012 — Meredith Wadman and Nature magazine

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