Science and Society

Hostility to science is spreading; Congressional budget resolution may foretell large cuts for science

November 8, 2017
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Hostility to science is spreading The results of the September 24 German elections are in, and Angela Merkel should serve…

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Will Congress set back fetal tissue research?; Congress poised to reject Trump cuts to NIH, NSF budgets

October 4, 2017
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Will Congress Set Back Fetal Tissue Research? In the weeks before Congress adjourned for its August recess, the House of…

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ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas; Science funding faring better in Congress than in the Trump budget

September 13, 2017
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Public Policy Briefing ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas Since taking office, the Trump Administration has agitated for immigration reform,…

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Marchers raise your hands!; ASCB leadership visits capitol hill; FY18 budget proposal calls for massive cuts to NIH, NSF

July 6, 2017
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Marchers Raise Your Hands! Even before the individual March for Science marches were finished, everyone was asking the same question:…

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Congress sets its own NIH budget, ignoring proposals from two administrations

June 1, 2017
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When the FY17 budget for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) was signed into law on May 5, 2017,…

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Trump Budget Would be Catastrophic for NIH; Better Never Than Late

May 4, 2017
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It’s hard to settle on one word to define the size of the cuts to the National Institutes of Health…

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March for Science; Will Science Prevail at HHS?; ASCB Opposes Travel Restrictions

March 24, 2017
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The World Marches for Science The numbers are impressive: more than 300 marches around the world, 239 marches in all…

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Scientists and Patients Benefit from a Novel Approach to Legislating

February 7, 2017
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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

February 7, 2017
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Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being…

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The Year of Two Budgets

February 6, 2017
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It’s supposed to be simple: The federal budget year ends on September 30 each year. By that time, Congress is…

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