UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close
UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close

The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.

The facility claims to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research canceled. HHS denies that claim.

Donald Trump
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Trump Administration Halts Acquisition of Fetal Tissue for Research
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 10, 2018
Two NIH-run labs are affected, including one that seeks to cure HIV.
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Report: US Already Affected by Climate Change
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2018
If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the country’s economy, infrastructure, and health of its population will suffer, according to government scientists.
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Jef Akst | Nov 12, 2018
Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
After a surge of political enthusiasm among the scientific community since 2016, only a small fraction of candidates with science and engineering backgrounds made it through primary elections this year.  
Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures
Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
In local races across the country, researchers are running on platforms of bringing more evidence-based decision-making into state governments.
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2018
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
EPA Postpones Decision on Rule to Restrict Scientific Input
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2018
It will be more than a year before the agency institutes or rejects the controversial changes proposed by former EPA head Scott Pruitt.
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.”
Trump’s Pick for Science Advisor Dodges Climate Change Question
Trump’s Pick for Science Advisor Dodges Climate Change Question
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2018
In a hearing with Senators, meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier avoided climate change questions by saying it wasn’t his expertise.