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State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little

Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.

Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.

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Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019 | 2 min read
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown
Jef Akst | Jan 4, 2019 | 2 min read
As the second full week of lapsed funding comes to a close, some 800,000 federal employees are stuck at home, including some biologists.
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018 | 2 min read
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2018 | 2 min read
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Kerry Grens | May 23, 2017 | 3 min read
Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.
Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2017 | 2 min read
The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.
NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns
Jef Akst | Jun 11, 2015 | 1 min read
Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.
President Vows to Protect Antibiotics
Kerry Grens | Sep 19, 2014 | 2 min read
A new national strategy to combat antibiotic resistance aims to improve diagnostic testing, disease surveillance, and the prevention of inappropriate antibiotic use.
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra M. Markowitz | Feb 18, 2014 | 3 min read
Concerns about the relationship between science and society transcend traditional political differences.
GeneLink Settles
Abby Olena, PhD | Jan 14, 2014 | 2 min read
Another personal genomics company faces government pressure—this time from the Federal Trade Commission.
Chimp Retirement Bill Signed
Tracy Vence | Dec 2, 2013 | 1 min read
The US President has signed a bill to support the retirement of federally owned research chimpanzees over the next five years.
The Great Divide
Didier Schmitt | Dec 1, 2013 | 3 min read
A two-way bridge between science and policy is desperately needed.
Interim NSF Director Announced
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2013 | 1 min read
Current NSF Deputy Director Cora Marrett will take over as acting director of the agency at the end of next week when Subra Suresh steps down.
Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011 | 2 min read
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.
Stem Cell Funding in Court…Again
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2011 | 1 min read
Two scientists have appealed the ruling to allow federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.
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