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When Jonas Salk was asked who owned the patent on his polio vaccine in 1955, he replied that such a cure could no more be patented than the sun could be, says LiveScience's Natalie Wolchover. Three years ago, University of Alberta cancer researcher Evangelos Michelakis discovered that a common, nontoxic chemical called dichloroacetate, or DCA, inhibited the growth of cancerous tumors in mice.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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