David A Malakoff

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After 15 years, environmental researcher Kenneth Reckhow can still feel the sting of rejection. As a young scientist appearing before an Environmental Protection Agency review panel, Reckhow was eager to discuss his idea for using an unorthodox statistical approach in a water-quality study. But before he could say a word, an influential member of the panel(More)
Scientists interested in doing experiments involving the H5N1 avian influenza virus and 14 other potentially dangerous biological agents face new requirements in getting funding from the U.S. government. Researchers and universities are offering mixed reactions to two sets of rules announced last week. They are a direct response to a global controversy that(More)