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Science Setbacks: 2014

By | December 25, 2014

This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Irony

By | August 25, 2014

Several US legislators who voted in favor of a bill that cut federal funding for ALS research have taken the chilly plunge for charity.

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New Budget Bill Short Shrifts Science

By | January 15, 2014

The omnibus spending bill unveiled by US Congress this week would restore some research budgets cut by sequestration, but critics say it's not enough.

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Science Setbacks: 2013

By | December 24, 2013

Attracting research funds is never a simple proposition even in the best of years, but in 2013, life scientists dealt with some unique impediments to getting federal grants.

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Science, Stalled

By | October 11, 2013

A salmonella outbreak threatens as the FDA, CDC, and USDA limp along, national laboratories are on the brink of closing, and some patients are admitted to the NIH hospital.

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Government Shutdown to Impact Science

By | October 1, 2013

The failure of the US Congress to reach consensus on a stopgap spending plan threatens to hobble research at federal agencies and beyond.

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Good Budget News for Govt. Science

By | July 11, 2013

Congress subcommittees have proposed increased funding for NIH and NSF.

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Defending Science Communication

By | June 10, 2013

Following criticism of a National Cancer Institute communications office budget, biologists defend the spending.

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NSF Refuses to Hand Over Reviews

By | May 17, 2013

The agency told a Congressional committee that it would not forward peer-reviewer comments of social science grants the committee had requested.

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A New Way to Promote Science?

By | May 13, 2013

Members of Congress have suggested that the President should be able to pick a US Science Laureate.

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