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Biden Nominates New Science Advisor
If the Senate confirms her appointment, Arati Prabhakar will become the first woman, person of color, and immigrant to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Biden Nominates New Science Advisor
Biden Nominates New Science Advisor

If the Senate confirms her appointment, Arati Prabhakar will become the first woman, person of color, and immigrant to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

If the Senate confirms her appointment, Arati Prabhakar will become the first woman, person of color, and immigrant to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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ARPA-H to Be Within NIH but Independently Managed by HHS
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 1, 2022 | 3 min read
After lobbying efforts from lawmakers and science advisors, the new, DARPA-like biomedical research agency will be a part of the National Institutes of Health, but its director will report directly to the secretary of Health and Human Services.
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US Spending Bill to Provide New Funds for Science and Health
Catherine Offord | Mar 10, 2022 | 1 min read
The legislation, passed by the House of Representatives yesterday, will increase research agencies’ budgets by around 5 percent in 2022 and support the creation of a new health agency.
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
Lisa Winter | Apr 12, 2021 | 2 min read
These new initiatives would tackle problems relating to health and climate.
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
Lisa Winter | Feb 23, 2021 | 2 min read
The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 4, 2018 | 4 min read
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
$300M Boost for BRAIN
Tracy Vence | Sep 30, 2014 | 1 min read
Mix of public, private, philanthropic, and academic investments will fund additional BRAIN Initiative-related projects.
DARPA Puts Biotech at the Fore
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2014 | 1 min read
The U.S. Department of Defense is solidifying its focus on the life sciences with a new division of biotechnology.  
DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2013 | 2 min read
Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.
Preliminary BRAIN Plans
Kate Yandell | Sep 18, 2013 | 1 min read
An NIH working group lays out nine research areas the new federal neuroscience initiative will fund.
New Drug Toxicity Chip
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2011 | 1 min read
The NIH, FDA, and DARPA are teaming up to develop a chip to test drug toxicities as one of the first projects of the NIH's new translational research center.
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