Kevin M. Wilson

New update: Suddenly It’s FY16 at Federal Budget Rollout—NIH Details Emerging

February 2, 2015

Update: 3:15 pm For NIGMS, President’s FY16 budget proposal is $2.433 billion, an increase of $61.479 million from the FY15…

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Curtain Finally Going up on President’s “Precision Medicine” Plan

January 30, 2015

On Monday, the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal will be released, and expectations are high for some encouraging…

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Did Superresolution Nobel Inspire Congressional Budget Resolution?

December 15, 2014

Perhaps it was the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to William E. Moerner, Eric Betzig, and Stefen Hell for…

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ASCB Rescues Federal Scientists from Capitol Hill Sausage Grinder

July 31, 2014

Making sausage and making legislation are not spectator sports but someone has to keep an eye on what’s going into…

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ASCB Takes the Hill

June 5, 2014

Getting the picture: Marty Chalfie (on right) explains unexpected impact from unexpected discovery to Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) on ASCB Hill…

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The Budget Dance—Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

March 4, 2014

2013 will always be known as the year of sequestration. The inability of Congress to do its job resulted in…

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Congress Stops Running with Scissors

January 14, 2014

“Mine!” being among the favorite words of five-year-olds, their parents find themselves remonstrating, over and over “You can’t always have…

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The Congressional No-Travel Scientific Award?

November 27, 2013

Federal scientists, unpack your bags. That’s the message from Congress, which for a second time in a matter of weeks…

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The Disappearing Task Force and the High-Tech Workers Immigration Bill

August 5, 2013

A member of the House secret task force on immigration reform? No, it’s actor Clayton Moore and his horse, Silver,…

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A “No Good Options” Moment Faces NIH Budget Makers in Senate

July 15, 2013

Under the hood with Senate appropriators, researchers should be prepared for sudden moves.Sometimes you actually have to feel sorry for…

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