Vermont Becomes First US State to Require GMO Labeling

On May 8th, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law requiring special labels on all foods sold in the state that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The law makes Vermont the first US state to require disclosure GMO disclosure.

Genetically modified organisms

The Project Data Sphere Initiative

Billions of dollars are spent every year by pharma companies researching and testing new cancer treatments. Although there is a wealth of valuable, historical cancer clinical trial data, it’s not available. The Project Data Sphere initiative aims to change that because large pools of data can, and should, be put to use.

Project data sphere initiative

NPHW Forum Discusses Path Toward a Healthier America

Earlier this week, national health leaders joined the American Public Health Association (APHA) to discuss how the vision of becoming the healthiest nation in one generation can become a reality.


New Stanford Institute to Focus on Bad Science

A new institute will launch late this month at Stanford. The Meta-Research Innovation Centre (METRICS) aims to monitor scientific publishers’ work by identifying and minimizing persistent threats to biomedical/scientific research quality.

Stanford Meta-research Innovation Centre

Brain-mapping Projects to Collaborate, Share Data

Two ambitious and controversial government-backed initiatives that aim to decode the brain are poised to join forces.

Brain mapping projects to collaborate