Should feds adopt a DNA program that cracked a 1999 Dutch murder case?

by jeeg 8. February 2013 22:08
The National Academy of Sciences unsuccessfully recommended the federal government establish an independent agency for advancing forensic science similar to one in the Netherlands that recently helped authorities conduct a DNA sweep to nab a rapist who in 1999 murdered a 16-year-old.   ... [More]

Sexual discrimination against women in science may be institutional

by jeeg 8. February 2011 23:25
When it comes to worrying about the underrepresentation of women in science, especially at higher levels, are we stuck in the past? A paper published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that we are. Researchers Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams from Cornell... [More]

Fort Detrick implements biolab safety precautions

by jeeg 13. June 2010 00:26
Officials with the U.S. Army will be implementing safety recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences for the biolabs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. Col. John Skvorak, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, addressed local leaders Mo... [More]
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