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Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.

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Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

By | July 12, 2016

The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.

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House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill

By | May 20, 2016

The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

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NIH Set for Big Budget Bump

By | December 17, 2015

The US National Institutes of Health would receive a $2 billion increase if the 2016 spending bill makes it through Congress unchanged.

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Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out

By | July 17, 2015

Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.

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A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

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Chimp Retirement on Hold

By | October 31, 2013

The 60 NIH chimpanzees that were set to enjoy their remaining years at a sanctuary in Louisiana will have to wait a little longer, thanks to Congress’s ongoing budgeting problems.

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Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules

By | April 18, 2013

Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.

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Some Insurers Protected by GINA

By | January 23, 2013

Long-term, life, and disability insurers may still be able to deny coverage to patients with a genetic disease, under current nondiscrimination legislation.

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Defending Science Meetings

By | September 24, 2012

Scientific associations say new legislation that limits federal funding for conferences will hurt research.

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