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Researchers at AAAS Pacific Division Meeting Explore the Startling Decline of a Hawaiian Native Bird

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Researchers at AAAS Pacific Division Meeting Explore the Startling Decline of a Hawaiian Native Bird

WAIMEA, Hawaii—The Hawaii akepa is a tiny bird, about the size of a small finch, and where its scarlet cousin the I'iwi is spectacular and another cousin, the akohekohe, is an amazing blend of black, red, and orange, the akepa's beauty is more humble. While the males are brilliant orange, the females feature more muted colors that blend into mountain forests.


By AAAS, USA.


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Strong New Measures Against Gene Doping in Sports Urged at Conference Co-Sponsored by AAAS

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Strong New Measures Against Gene Doping in Sports Urged at Conference Co-Sponsored by AAAS

As the field of gene therapy matures, the techniques used to manipulate genetic material for therapeutic purposes are poised to join steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs used in sports, according to experts at an anti-doping conference co-sponsored by AAAS in St. Petersburg, Russia.


By AAAS, USA.


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Anti-Terror Rules on Toxin Availability May Hinder Research and Global Cooperation, Experts Say

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Anti-Terror Rules on Toxin Availability May Hinder Research and Global Cooperation, Experts Say

Regulations on the use of dangerous biological agents were beefed up in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks, but the rules may have hindered some legitimate research collaborations and need to be reviewed, specialists told a 25 June briefing organized by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy.


By AAAS, USA.


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