Science Policy

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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Inside the Mind of NIGMS—You Never Know Where the Next CRISPR Will Come From

April 30, 2015

If there ever was a Golden Age in bioscience research, it was 1998-2003, or so say those who lived through…

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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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After a Long Deep Freeze, the NIH Budget Might Be in Bloom Again on Capitol Hill

April 16, 2015

There is a certain smell in the air on Capitol Hill these days. While spring break tourists might credit the…

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NIH Puts Out an RFI for Your Thoughts on Future of Research Enterprise

April 9, 2015

Be bold. Be insightful. Be wise. NIH wants your thoughts on the impact and sustainability of the biomedical research enterprise.…

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It’s Not All Yelling and Screaming—Dems and GOP Talk Sense about Medicine and Science in Back Rooms

March 31, 2015

Behind all the Washington, DC, brouhaha that makes the news, important things do get done in Congress. On a regular…

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On a Cold Day in February Unexpected Warmth, Not Heat, Greets NIH Leaders on the Hill

March 5, 2015

I was on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for a congressional hearing on the fiscal year (FY) 2016 NIH budget. I…

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Generational Warfare Erupts in Comments on NIH’s “Gentle Into That Good Night” Grants

February 9, 2015

Is it a tempest in an Erlenmeyer flask, a diabolical plot against senior researchers, or a cost efficient way to…

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road—President’s FY 16 Budget Promises More NIH Grant Money

February 2, 2015

The Obama Administration sent its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to Congress today and it contained good news for the…

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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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