Science Policy

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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Round Two of House Fetal Tissue Hearings Opens with Partisan Fisticuffs

April 26, 2016

With a bang of the gavel, round two of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Investigatory Committee on Infant Lives…

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Targeted by Wastebooks, Basic Researchers Fight Back on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2016

Last December, Sheila Patek, a Duke University biologist who studies the mechanics of movement in, among other organisms, the Panamanian…

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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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Carnival of Disaster as Rio de Janeiro Looks at 50% Science Cuts

March 15, 2016

“The tumor had given a first hint of its existence in St. Louis, but it was in Rio de Janeiro…

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