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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosted a summit
in Washington, D.C. to discuss the sustainability of the biomedical research enterprise.
The ASBMB Sustainability Summit (ASBMB Policy Blotter)
U.S. President Barack Obama released his fiscal 2017 budget proposal for funding the federal government.
Budget Contains Partisan and Widely Accepted Health Proposals (Morning Consult)
NIH Director Defends Jump in Mandatory Spending (Morning Consult)
Budget breakdown: What the White House wants to spend money on (The Washington Post)
Obama Submits Science-Boosting Budget (The Scientist)
Biomedical research deserves funding, not gimmicks (ASBMB Policy Blotter)
Obama proposes billions more for medical research (Washington Examiner)
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will not introduce companion legislation to the U.S. House’s 21st Century Cures. Instead, the HELP committee will vote on smaller biomedical research bills that have bipartisan support.
First Round of Medical Bills to See Committee Votes (Morning Consult)
HELP Committee Approves First Round of Medical Innovation Bills (Morning Consult)
Senate Panel Wants to Create NIH Fund for Cures (Morning Consult)
Big Questions Could Stall Medical Bill Before It Starts (Morning Consult)
Senate panel debates funding for medical research (Washington Examiner)
Senate Panel Punts on Big Medical Bill (Morning Consult)
U.S. President Barack Obama directed his health and security teams to “accelerate research efforts” on Zika virus. Obama has called for Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight Zika. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued additional travel guidelines related to Zika virus for Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
$1.8 billion to fight Zika: CDC moves to highest alert level (The Washington Post)
Official: Zika vaccine could be here by end of 2017 (Washington Examiner)
The United Kingdom’s Human Fertilization and Embryo Authority approved the request of a researcher to use CRISPR-Cas gene-editing technology to perform germline gene modification in human embryos.
Editing policy to fit the genome? (Science)
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.
Cancer ‘Moonshot’ For Our Generation (Forbes)
Powering our progress against cancer (The Hill)
Biden’s Cancer Task Force Holds First Meeting at White House (Morning Consult)
Biden kicks off anti-cancer push (The Hill)
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)