NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment

The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.

The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.

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President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
Lisa Winter | Apr 12, 2021
These new initiatives would tackle problems relating to health and climate.
EPA Purges Trump Administration’s Science Advisors
EPA Purges Trump Administration’s Science Advisors
Lisa Winter | Apr 1, 2021
The agency says that to “reset” the advisory boards and bolster “scientific integrity,” more than 40 advisors appointed during former President Donald Trump’s tenure have been let go.
Top <em>JAMA</em> Editor on Leave in Fallout Over Racism Podcast
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Shawna Williams | Mar 26, 2021
The move follows widespread criticism of the episode and its promotion, and the resignation of the podcast’s host.
Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
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Lisa Winter | Mar 24, 2021
The former GlaxoSmithKline executive had led the US government’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine program during the Trump administration.
Researchers Develop Standards for Reporting Polygenic Risk Scores
Researchers Develop Standards for Reporting Polygenic Risk Scores
Marcus A. Banks | Mar 17, 2021
Current reporting about the contribution of genetic variations to a person’s risk of disease is often incomplete and hard to interpret, according to the authors of a set of best practices for presenting such information.
Q&amp;A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
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Asher Jones | Mar 10, 2021
Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.
Pandemic May &ldquo;Roll Back&rdquo; Women&rsquo;s Gains in STEMM: NASEM Report
Pandemic May “Roll Back” Women’s Gains in STEMM: NASEM Report
Catherine Offord | Mar 10, 2021
A National Academies study of COVID-19’s effect on academic researchers adds to the evidence that women’s careers have been particularly damaged by the global disruption.
MIT Unveils Program to Help Grad Students Find a New Adviser
MIT Unveils Program to Help Grad Students Find a New Adviser
Lisa Winter | Mar 9, 2021
Graduate student advocacy groups were central to designing the program, which provides a semester of funding if a trainee needs time to find a new mentor.
Q&amp;A: &ldquo;Talk to a Scientist&rdquo; Webinar Series for Kids
Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Harini Barath | Mar 5, 2021
An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.