Political Science

Scientists in the UK got political this week, staging a mock funeral for science at 10 Downing Street to protest what they see as unfair funding regulations. The march was organized by a new science lobbying group called Science for the Future. But too few researchers are willing to engage in politics, even though they should, says The Guardian's Adam Smith.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

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