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May 28, 2014

The RAC: Still Needed after All These Years?

Some scientists argue that gene therapy is overregulated.

The RAC: Still Needed after All These Years?

The RAC provides recommendations to the NIH Director related to basic and clinical research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. [© 4designersart - Fotolia.com]

  • Last August, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Independent Review and Assessment of the Activities of the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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