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AAAS and Partners Urge Clarity in U.S. Oversight of Dual-Use Research

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AAAS and Partners Urge Clarity in U.S. Oversight of Dual-Use Research

In comments on a draft framework for dual-use biological research, AAAS and five partner organizations have asked the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to provide more clarity on the types of research with potential for misuse and urged broader outreach by the board and federal agencies prior to setting up any oversight system.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS and Science Help Celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2008

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AAAS and Science Help Celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2008

"AAAS and its journal Science are increasingly international," Alan I. Leshner, AAAS CEO and Executive Publisher of the journal Science said during a gala reception at Barcelona's famous Casa Batlló, where a packed house enjoyed the architectural flourishes of Antoni Gaudí. Leshner was in Barcelona with AAAS senior managers, Science editors and journalists, plus staff of EurekAlert!, the science-news Web site for reporters, to celebrate Euroscience Open Forum 2008. The AAAS-Science contingent contributed three sessions to the Euroscience program, staffed two exhibit booths and threw a party for AAAS members, reporters and other guests, organized by Wendy Sturley and colleagues of AAAS/Science International in Cambridge, U.K.


By AAAS, USA.


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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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