Science Policy

Watching a Congressional Hearing Turn into a Witch Hunt

March 9, 2016

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

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Fetal Tissue Vital to Medical Research, ASCB Tells Highly Polarized House Panel

March 3, 2016

Noted stem cell researcher and former chair of the ASCB Public Policy Committee Lawrence Goldstein told a politically charged Congressional…

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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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Science Public Outreach–Supporting Those Who Do

January 5, 2016

    Jane Lubchenco Tells ASCB 2015 That Not Every Scientist Should Do Public Communications But All Scientists Should Support Those…

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NIH Committee Proposes Training Changes

October 28, 2015

The recommendations of a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group on the biomedical research workforce include changes in…

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Federal Freeze III—Will They or Won’t They?

October 15, 2015

Long ago—September 29th to be precise—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KS) announced that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)…

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The Tom Pollard Show on iBiology: How to Get off the Sidelines and into Science Advocacy and Why You Should

September 29, 2015

If you’re a biologist, you could know Tom Pollard from many places. Maybe as an undergrad you had the textbook…

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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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Rock Talker Leaving NIH for New USDA Research Effort, Walter Koroshetz named Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

June 11, 2015

Sally Rockey, who was NIH’s Delphic Oracle with her inside viewpoint “Rock Talk” blog, is leaving the NIH Office of…

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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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