Kevin M. Wilson

Change Is on the Way

January 24, 2017

Preprints are coming to the biological sciences. For decades, scientists would write research papers outlining recently completed experiments and send…

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Scientists and Patients Benefit from a Novel Approach to Legislating

January 19, 2017

Congress gets criticized for many things, but sometimes it gets things right and should be complimented. One of the times…

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ASCB Ensures Access to Conferences for Federal Scientists

December 16, 2016

Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being…

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ASCB Says NIH Budget Cuts Will Imperil Research Databases

June 27, 2016

FlyBase, WormBase, Saccharomyces Genome Database, ZFIN, Mouse Genome Database, and Rat Genome Database—these are all model organism databases (MODs). Essential…

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Congress and the NIH Spending Bill: The beginning of a beautiful friendship?

June 8, 2016

It turns out they like us, or so they say. Basic researchers should take note that for the second year…

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Half the Population but Are Women Half the Population in Clinical Trials?

November 9, 2015

Anniversaries are supposed to be Good Times events. This year marks the 25th anniversary of a landmark report by the…

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A Little Something for Everyone at the Congressional Dim Sum Buffet

September 8, 2015

  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the agency of Congress that provides nonpartisan budget analysis to members of Congress, released…

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Standing in Congress—‘America COMPETES’ Funding Bill Walks the Line in a Divided House

May 27, 2015

Miles’ Law states that where you stand depends on where you sit. Coined by Rufus F. Miles, Jr., an assistant…

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Cafeteria Science—House Science Committee Chows Down on Core Menu

May 20, 2015

A new menu is being written on Capitol Hill by congressional leaders determined to change the taste of federal science…

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House Science Committee Reforms or Handcuffs the NSF? Your Perception Is Your Reality

April 27, 2015

Earlier this year, the internet went crazy over the color of a dress posted on the web. Was the dress…

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