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The U.S. Congress passed a two-year budget which will provide partial relief from the budget caps and increase discretionary spending by 5.2 percent in fiscal 2016.
Congress passes budget deal (Politico)
Bringing the Common Rule into the 21st Century (NEJM) Federal agencies recently released a proposal to update the Common Rule. The Common Rule regulates the ethical conduct of human research.
Why You Can Thank the Government for Your iPhone (TIME) The high-risk investment in basic research by the federal government has facilitated many of technological and biomedical advancements now enjoyed by society.
Preserve fetal tissue research: Our view (USA Today) The editorial board of USA Today supports continued use of fetal tissue in research.
Diversity in STEM: The writing’s on the wall (The Hill) President of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, Gabriel Montaño, urges diversification of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of the federal government.