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Science policy news weekly roundup: July 1, 2016

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.   The U.S. Senate votes down a compromise measure to fund Zika due to unrelated policies on abortion funding attached to the legislation.  Meanwhile, health officials warn that a lack of funding will prevent trials towards a vaccine and…

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President Obama’s Leadership in Science, Technology, and Innovation

Last week, the White House released an impact report touting instances of President Barack Obama’s leadership in science, technology and innovation.  Since 2009, the president has proudly proclaimed his support for science and technology, perhaps exemplified by proposed increases in funding for research and development in his fiscal 2017 budget and the creation of an annual White House science fair. …

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Science policy news weekly roundup: June 24, 2016

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Momentum builds toward a congressional compromise after months of debate over emergency funding to combat the Zika virus.  Meanwhile the Obama administration and congressional Democrats continue to voice disapproval over funding levels and the re-appropriation of funds.  Obama pushes…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: June 10, 2016

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. The U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations subcommittee approved a funding bill that would increase funding for the National Institute of Health by $2 billion, putting the agency’s budget at $34 billion. Senate…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: June 3, 2016

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.   Congress adjourned in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Later in the week lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed for votes on funding. The biomedical research community is bracing for the impact that Zika…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: May 27, 2016

  If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Congratulations to Jeremy Berg, Science Magazine’s new editor-in-chief  Jeremy Berg named Science editor-in-chief (Science Magazine)   Democrats stand against U.S. house committee’s investigation on fetal tissue research while researchers in Indiana fight state regulations. 178 house democrats call…

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Science policy news weekly roundup: May 20, 2016

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.   What’s new in Blotter news?  Are raises for postdoctoral fellows on the way? Department of Labor changes overtime rules Highlights from U.S. Senate committee hearing: Leveraging the U.S. science and technology enterprise Welcome André Porter, the new policy…