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Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill
Bob Grant | Jul 12, 2016
The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.
Update to US Chemical Regulations Expected
Update to US Chemical Regulations Expected
Tracy Vence | Jun 8, 2016
Following approval by Congress, the president will decide on an update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
House Passes Watered-Down Zika Aid Bill
Bob Grant | May 20, 2016
The legislation allocates only $622 million to the effort to help the country respond to the impending spread of the mosquito-borne disease.
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Tanya Lewis | May 19, 2016
The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tracy Vence | May 13, 2016
US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees
U.S. Diverting Ebola Funds to Zika Prep
U.S. Diverting Ebola Funds to Zika Prep
Tracy Vence | Apr 6, 2016
But this temporary measure won’t be enough to sufficiently prepare for potential outbreaks, according to Obama administration officials.
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Bob Grant | Apr 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.
Obama Submits Science-Boosting Budget
Obama Submits Science-Boosting Budget
Bob Grant | Feb 10, 2016
But some critics say the President relies too heavily on mandatory funding to support the biomedical research enterprise.
NIH Set for Big Budget Bump
NIH Set for Big Budget Bump
Bob Grant | Dec 17, 2015
The US National Institutes of Health would receive a $2 billion increase if the 2016 spending bill makes it through Congress unchanged.
EPA Reform Bills Considered
EPA Reform Bills Considered
Kerry Grens | Mar 5, 2015
If passed, Republican-led efforts to change the US Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of science may never make it past the President’s desk.