Science and Society

Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

June 6, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus held a briefing on May 20, 2016, featuring Han-Xiang Deng of Northwestern University. Deng’s presentation…

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Postdocs Working 9 to 5?

June 6, 2016
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A rule just released by the Department of Labor (DOL) may have an important effect on the jobs of postdocs.…

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Washington in Review

May 4, 2016
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The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (Labor-HHS) Subcommittee held a hearing on March 16…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucuses

May 3, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus began its briefing season on March 23. Mark Fishman from the Novartis Institute for Biomedical…

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The Shaming of Basic Research: Scientists Defend Themselves on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2016
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For politicians, they were wastrels of public money. For talk show hosts, they were the subjects of can’t-miss jokes. They…

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Fetal Tissue Vital to Medical Research, ASCB Tells House Panel

April 4, 2016
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Noted stem cell researcher and former chair of the ASCB Public Policy Committee Larry Goldstein told a politically charged congressional…

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President Obama’s Budget Is Released with a Bang but Received with a Whimper

April 1, 2016
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President Obama’s final budget, for FY17, was expected to continue the funding growth for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus 2016 Briefing Series

March 31, 2016
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All presentations will be from noon until 1:00 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-340. April 15 Zika…

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Watching a Congressional Hearing Turn into a Witch Hunt

March 31, 2016
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Last week at a congressional hearing entitled “Bioethics and Fetal Tissue” before the Select Investigatory Panel on Infant Lives, I…

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The ASCB and the Coalition for the Life Sciences: Partners in Advocacy

February 16, 2016
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The announcement of the Precision Medicine Initiative. The formation of a congressional committee to help draft what would become the…

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