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House Votes to Limit EPA Decision Making

By Jef Akst | March 31, 2017

The “HONEST” Act, passed by the House this week, would restrict the nature of the research that can inform new regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overrules the agency’s previous recommendation on chlorpyrifos. 

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Researchers in the country speak out as a second version of Canada’s national budget retains freezes spending at key science funding councils.

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TS Picks: March 23, 2017

By Tracy Vence | March 23, 2017

Reacting to the White House budget proposal; tracking “attacks on science”

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Image of the Day: Tubular Origins

By The Scientist Staff | March 23, 2017

Murine neural tubes, with each image highlighting a different embryonic tissue type (blue). The neural tube itself (left) grows into the brain, spine, and nerves, while the mesoderm (middle) develops into other organs, and the ectoderm (right) forms skin, teeth, and hair.

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U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF

By Bob Grant | March 20, 2017

The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.

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Opinion: After We March

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | March 16, 2017

How to become—and stay—involved in science policy 

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The Science of Science Advocacy

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 15, 2017

Should researchers advocate for the inclusion of science in public policymaking?

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House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 13, 2017

HR 1313 could circumvent protections offered by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, enabling employers to incentivize employee sharing of genetic and other medical information.

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image: Scott Gottlieb Nominated to Lead the FDA

Scott Gottlieb Nominated to Lead the FDA

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 13, 2017

President Donald Trump has nominated physician Scott Gottlieb to be the next FDA commissioner.

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Revised Immigration Order Still Affects Scientists

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 7, 2017

Despite several changes in the Trump administration’s new immigration ban, scientists continue to voice concerns about the executive order.  

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