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NIH cancels grant for bat research in China

The National Institutes of Health has abruptly canceled a grant supporting research in China on how coronaviruses move from bats to humans. Research scientists are criticizing the move, saying it was politically motivated. The action

Dana Kobilinsky

What puts detection dogs on the wrong scent?

Detection dogs are becoming more prevalent as a technique for wildlife biologists. Their noses sniff out scat that can provide clues to wildlife presence and movement. But they’re not always so accurate. Sometimes, between 4 to 45 percent of the time, the dogs’ findings are for nontarget