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Renee Wegrzyn Tapped to Head ARPA-H
As the new agency’s director, the DARPA veteran will spearhead a high-risk, high-reward approach to biomedical research.
Renee Wegrzyn Tapped to Head ARPA-H
Renee Wegrzyn Tapped to Head ARPA-H

As the new agency’s director, the DARPA veteran will spearhead a high-risk, high-reward approach to biomedical research.

As the new agency’s director, the DARPA veteran will spearhead a high-risk, high-reward approach to biomedical research.

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Anthony Fauci Announces Departure from NIAID, Advisory Roles
Catherine Offord | Aug 22, 2022
The 81-year-old director says that he will step back from his positions this December, but that he will continue working to advance science and public health.
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Biden Names National Monkeypox Response Coordinator
Shawna Williams | Aug 2, 2022
FEMA official Robert Fenton and a deputy are charged with increasing access to tests, vaccines, and treatment.
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Andy Carstens | Jun 22, 2022
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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Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
Christie Wilcox | Apr 6, 2022
A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.
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Francis Collins to Retire as NIH Director by Year’s End
Christie Wilcox | Oct 5, 2021
Collins has announced his intent to step down after leading the National Institutes of Health for more than 12 years.
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To Booster or Not: Scientists and Regulators Debate
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2021
President Biden’s planned rollout of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses is set to begin next week, but questions remain about who should get them.
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Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
Lisa Winter | May 13, 2021
The Climate Change Indicators site was not updated during Donald Trump’s presidency.
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White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
Lisa Winter | May 10, 2021
The 46-person panel will identify instances when politics got in the way of science since 2009.