Science policy news weekly update: April 21, 2017

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This weekend’s March for Science will bring scientists from around the world, representing all scientific disciplines, together to show nonpartisan support for scientific research. To date, marches have been planned in more than 600 cities across the globe. With President Donald Trump’s recently proposed massive cuts to federal funding for nondefense agencies (including the National Institutes of Health), it is imperative for all, both inside and outside of the scientific community, to unite in support of evidence-based scientific policies. While these marches are certainly a positive step in the direction of uniting those who value the importance of scientific discovery, after the march the fight must continue to promote the pivotal role heavily funded and publicly communicated science plays in the future of human prosperity and wellness.

Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 400 other cities (The Washington Post)

The March for Science could break stubborn stereotypes about scientists (The Washington Post)

March for science and a better America (USA Today)

March for Science is about defending facts, not politics (R&D Magazine)

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