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Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending

By Catherine Offord | February 9, 2018

The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.

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More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.

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The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2017

An exploration of the genetics of earlobe attachment is just the latest collaborative research project to come out of the personal genetic testing company.

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Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 

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Marching Into an Uncertain Future

By Bob Grant | April 20, 2017

Can professional organizations and societies parlay the groundswell of support culminating in this weekend’s March for Science into more-effective science advocacy?

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Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

By Diana Kwon | April 12, 2017

An independent review of Canadian science reveals a need for additional funds to investigator-led, basic research.

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NIMH Names New Director

By Tracy Vence | August 3, 2016

Joshua Gordon of Columbia University Medical Center will lead the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Greece Gets Its First Science Agency

By Bob Grant | July 18, 2016

Researchers in the debt-wracked Mediterranean country are celebrating investment in a government agency that will fund research.

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Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations

By Bob Grant | April 5, 2016

A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.

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Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget

By Bob Grant | March 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has proposed a budget that delivers on his promise to support basic science in the country.

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