US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing

In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”

In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”

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US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
US House Moves to Block New Reviews of Fetal Tissue Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2019
An amendment to the 2020 funding bill would prohibit the Trump administration from convening ethics advisory boards to review funding proposals involving the tissues.
Lawmakers Push NIH to Reduce Nonhuman Primate Research
Lawmakers Push NIH to Reduce Nonhuman Primate Research
Chia-Yi Hou | May 10, 2019
A spending bill approved by a House committee would require the agency to “accelerate” the replacement of nonhuman primates in laboratories starting in October.
Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2019
The bill for fiscal year 2019 increases allocations for NSF, FDA, and others above 2018 levels.
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Government Shutdown Affects NSF, FDA, Other Science Agencies
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2018
The ongoing stalemate over the federal budget has forced one-quarter of the US government to begin a second week of closure.
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
How the Midterm Elections’ Results Affect Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 7, 2018
The Democrats’ takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act AmendmentsCongress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2018
Opponents of the proposal call the changes a “wildlife extinction package.”
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Congress Passes “Right to Try” Bill
Jim Daley | May 23, 2018
Medical groups have criticized the legislation, which will give terminal patients access to experimental treatments, as dangerous and unnecessary.
Marching On
Marching On
Shawna Williams | Apr 12, 2018
Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS, discusses what’s changed as a result of the March for Science—and what hasn’t.