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BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION

Looking for Cures Lost in Translation

Surprisingly few of the billions of federal dollars spent on biomedical research go toward translating basic science discoveries into workable therapies. But a brand new NIH program is taking small steps in the right direction.

The Hard Path to Open Source Bioinnovation

The “open source” software movement may have created your browser, it you’re using Firefox. But the open source movement in biotechnology is less well-known. This article explains why.

MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

Will the World Be Flatter in 3D?

3D printing could herald a manufacturing renaissance in the United States, but only if we invest in the the technically skilled workforce needed to make the most of this potentially disruptive technology.

CLIMATE SCIENCE

America’s Fire Future

Record heat is driving record wildfires across the US Southwest, and one study of 16 climate models shows that this is only the beginning.