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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.


Governance Policy Resource.


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.


Technology Policy Resource.


Tapping Iraq’s Oil

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Tapping Iraq’s Oil

Through five-plus years of fighting in Iraq, oil has been the elephant in the war room. The country’s vast and underexplored oil resources typically take a backseat to more pressing security questions, but in any broad analysis of Iraq’s long-term prospects, talk of crude output is never far away. Oil is Iraq’s economic motor and the key to meaningful reconstruction in the country, many experts say. Even discounting conspiracy theories that the United States invaded Iraq for its oil, increased Iraqi oil output would also be an unequivocally good thing for Washington.


By CFR, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


AAAS Works to Certify an Already "Green," Energy-Efficient Headquarters Building

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AAAS Works to Certify an Already "Green," Energy-Efficient Headquarters Building

The imposing 12-story AAAS headquarters building, designed by renowned architect Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, is among the finest examples of "green architecture" in Washington, D.C. Features and infrastructure in the 200,000-square-foot building, open since 1996, help to reduce environmentally harmful emissions, increase energy efficiency, and promote good health and comfort for employees.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.