Science policy

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UK moves closer to allowing gene editing of crops by allowing more research
Government says gene editing can develop climate crisis resistant crops while critics fear it is another step towards GM

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The big idea: should scientists run the country?
Covid has put academics like Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance at the heart of government, but smart politicians are essential too

Philip Ball

27, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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EPA is falsifying risk assessments for dangerous chemicals, say whistleblowers
Agency scientists say management silences and harasses them to appease chemical industry

Tom Perkins

27, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds
Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records

Katharine Gammon

28, Jul, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Sir Patrick Vallance handed tech role to build on vaccine success
Chief scientific adviser will head new government body looking at big bets in science and technology

Jim Waterson

20, Jun, 2021 @9:30 PM

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UK steps in with 11th-hour extra £250m to stay in EU research scheme
Government commitment to Horizon Europe fund averts immediate threat to science, say universities

Sally Weale Education correspondent

01, Apr, 2021 @9:36 PM

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UK scientists warn of 'catastrophic' impact of funding cuts
Loss of grants, driven by deep cuts to foreign aid, threatens research and international collaborations

Ian Sample Science editor

31, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cuts and budget delays are undermining UK science sector, warns Labour
No funding earmarked for research agency and Europe’s Horizon scheme despite imminent start to financial year

Peter Walker Political correspondent

22, Mar, 2021 @10:30 PM

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We’re living in a time of high stakes and scientific risks need to be taken | Sonia Sodha
It’s not enough now for science to move in a stately fashion with great caution

Sonia Sodha

20, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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New UK science body could be used as ‘cover for cronyism’
Advanced Research and Invention Agency will be exempt from existing procurement rules for ‘maximum flexibility’, says government

Dan Sabbagh

02, Mar, 2021 @8:24 PM

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Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption
Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis

Phoebe Weston

13, Jan, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Scientists fought coronavirus, now they face a battle against disinformation | Jim Al-Khalili
The public’s appetite for science has never been stronger, but only openness can confound the deluge of fake narratives, says physicist Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili

28, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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