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Science policy news weekly roundup: June 19, 2015 ?>

Science policy news weekly roundup: June 19, 2015

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. Stay tuned to the Policy Blotter next week as we discuss reproducibility in research and explore just exactly what is going on with the fiscal 2016 budgeting process.

21st Century Cures Act passes committee ?>

21st Century Cures Act passes committee

Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee voted unanimously in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act, formally known as H.R. 6. Work on this legislation began over a year ago with the goal of speeding discovery, development and delivery of therapies and cures to patients. Should H.R. 6 become law, it would make important changes to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies working on healthcare issues. The 21st Century Cures…

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Progress on the 21st Century Cures Act ?>

Progress on the 21st Century Cures Act

On Thursday, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee held a legislative hearing on the draft 21st Century Cures Act. This hearing was a forum for legislators to ask questions of Dr. Kathy Hudson, of the National Institutes of Health, and two Food and Drug Administration officials about provisions in the draft bill.

Another try for 21st Century Cures ?>

Another try for 21st Century Cures

Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee released a second draft of the 21st Century Cures Act. The original draft was released in January and contained several questionable provisions regarding the National Institutes of Health.

21st Century Cures Act introduced ?>

21st Century Cures Act introduced

Throughout most of 2014, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee was engaged in the 21st Century Cures initiative. The goal of this initiative was to speed the discovery, development and delivery of therapies for the myriad illnesses that affect Americans today.

What we’re watching in 2015: 21st Century Cures ?>

What we’re watching in 2015: 21st Century Cures

In this four-part series, we will take a look at important issues for the research community in 2015. Today’s topic is the 21st Century Cures initiative. In the spring of 2014, Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, and Fred Upton, R-Michigan, made an important announcement concerning scientists.