Science Policy

Congress Stops Running with Scissors

January 14, 2014

“Mine!” being among the favorite words of five-year-olds, their parents find themselves remonstrating, over and over “You can’t always have…

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DORA in NOLA as the JIF Rebellion Reaches 10,000 Signatures and Panel Celebrates First Anniversary

December 14, 2013

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) was drafted one year ago at ASCB in San Francisco. What’s next for DORA…

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Insiders and Outsiders: NIH Goes Face-to-Face with Cell Biologists

December 6, 2013

One is an insider who just came in from the outside, the other, an outsider serving as an advisor at…

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The Congressional No-Travel Scientific Award?

November 27, 2013

Federal scientists, unpack your bags. That’s the message from Congress, which for a second time in a matter of weeks…

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The Disappearing Task Force and the High-Tech Workers Immigration Bill

August 5, 2013

A member of the House secret task force on immigration reform? No, it’s actor Clayton Moore and his horse, Silver,…

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A “No Good Options” Moment Faces NIH Budget Makers in Senate

July 15, 2013

Under the hood with Senate appropriators, researchers should be prepared for sudden moves.Sometimes you actually have to feel sorry for…

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King for a Day, President All Year

April 12, 2013

Even in a good year, the document commonly called “the President’s budget” is really just a detailed outline of what…

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The Challenge and the Power of Diversity — Part I

February 19, 2012

The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) carries on the ASCB mission of fostering diversity: A well-attended graduate and undergrad MAC session…

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Fast Facts: President Obama Releases FY13 Budget Proposal

November 23, 2011

The FY13 budget request for the U.S. National Institutes of Health is $30.702 billion—unchanged from FY 2012. The budget proposal…

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Congressional Hearings of Interest

July 7, 2008

Public Policy Congressional Hearings of Interest 2010 9/16/2010 –  Hearing on the Promise of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research  …

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