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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…

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Highlights from committee U.S. Senate hearing: Leveraging the U.S. science and technology enterprise

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing last week to discuss the future of U.S. research and development investments.  The hearing centered on how funded research can translate into innovations in industry and in turn, the economy. The committee brought in expert witnesses from academia, the private sector and a government…

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Greetings

Greetings Policy Blotter readers, My name is André Porter, and I am the new policy analyst here at the ASBMB.  I will be working to make sure that the policy issues relevant to the biochemistry and molecular biology community are advocated for and that the community stays abreast to the changes in the political landscape. …

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Science policy news weekly roundup: May 13, 2016

If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to aporter@asbmb.org for inclusions in next week’s roundup. How will the current election affect the future of medical research? Huffington Post: Of presidential candidates and medical research (Huffington Post) Debate continues on medical research funding bills. GOP chairman sees funding deal soon on medical cures…

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House appropriators talk National Science Foundation funding

Earlier this week, we provided you with a summary of the budget hearing with National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins.  Today, we bring you last week’s hearing featuring National Science Foundation Director France Córdova.  What we learned U.S. House appropriators are struggling with balancing science funding and deficit spending. Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce,…

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House appropriators hear from NIH director on FY17 budget request

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill, and committees are hearing testimony from agency heads justifying their fiscal year 2017 budget requests.  Later this week, we’ll provide a review of the National Science Foundation hearing, but today let’s look at the National Institutes of Health hearing highlights. What we learned U.S. House appropriators really like the…

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Science policy news: weekly roundup: March 11, 2016

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to smartin@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup. Chris Pickett, former policy analyst for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, takes on…