Science policy news: weekly roundup: January 22, 2016 ?>

Science policy news: weekly roundup: January 22, 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 for inclusion in next week’s roundup.


U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address and charged Vice President Joe Biden with leading an initiative to cure cancer.

Can America come together to cure cancer? (PBS Newshour)

Biden kicks off anti-cancer push (The Hill)

Why Joe Biden’s call for a ‘moonshot to cure cancer’ may not be far-fetched (The Guardian)

At Penn, Joe Biden Spells Out How Cancer “Moonshot” Will Work (Philadelphia Magazine)

Vice President launches initiative to cure cancer at Penn (The Daily Pennsylvanian)

Joe Biden perfect choice to lead war on cancer (AZ Daily Sun)

Another war on cancer really a ‘moonshot?’ (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

COLUMN: A moonshot to cure cancer (Aurora Sentinel)


The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology released a set of recommendations aimed to enhance rigor and reproducibility of biomedical research.

FASEB issues recommendations on reproducibility (EurekAlert!)

New Recommendations On Life Sciences Reproducibility (Science 2.0)


The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will not introduce companion legislation to the House’s 21st Century Cures. Instead, the HELP committee will vote on smaller biomedical research bills that have bipartisan support.

Senate Panel Punts on Big Medical Bill (Morning Consult)

Overnight Healthcare: Senate to ditch House-passed ‘cures’ bill (The Hill)

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