Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession
Opinion: Policymakers’ Harmful Anti-China Obsession

Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.

Justifying science funding through the lens of global competition risks fostering racial bias and discrimination.

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Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Ahmed Alkhateeb | Sep 23, 2021
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
Chloe Tenn | Sep 20, 2021
The revision allows more time on previous extensions due to COVID-19 and other life events such as childbirth that disproportionately impact early-career women in science.  
FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Annie Melchor | Aug 23, 2021
The milestone marks the first fully-approved COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
US Moves to Drop Visa Fraud Charges Against Chinese Researchers
US Moves to Drop Visa Fraud Charges Against Chinese Researchers
Annie Melchor | Jul 26, 2021
The scientists were arrested last summer for allegedly hiding or falsifying information about their affiliations with the Chinese military.
US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
Annie Melchor | Jul 14, 2021
Although many of the hikes are less than what the Biden administration had requested, the draft legislation calls for a boost in spending for agencies like NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy.
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
Annie Melchor | Jul 12, 2021
The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox | Jun 9, 2021
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
Researcher Sanctioned by <em>PNAS</em> for Not Sharing Alga
Researcher Sanctioned by PNAS for Not Sharing Alga
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2021
Zhangfeng Hu will be unable to submit manuscripts for three years after having violated the journal’s policy about making study materials available to other scientists.
Human Stem Cell Research Guidelines Updated
Human Stem Cell Research Guidelines Updated
Ruth Williams | May 26, 2021
Removal of the 14-day limit for culturing human embryos is one of the main changes in the revised recommendations from the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
Shawna Williams | May 19, 2021
A regulatory change initiated during the Obama administration appears set to be put into practice, allowing more than one supplier of cannabis research products.
Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties
Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties
Lisa Winter | May 17, 2021
Rheumatologist Song Guo Zheng pleaded guilty in November to delivering US-funded research to China.
Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
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.
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
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.
USDA Only Carries Out Partial Inspections of Some Animal Labs
USDA Only Carries Out Partial Inspections of Some Animal Labs
Catherine Offord | May 5, 2021
The agency moved to scale back its monitoring in 2019 in a way that experts in animal welfare law say was secretive, Science reveals.
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Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Science Advisor Nominee Faces Tough Questions from Senate Panel
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2021
Senators raise concerns about how Eric Lander of the Broad Institute has handled equality issues.
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff, Alexander Woodruff | Apr 29, 2021
Tying federal research funding to scientists’ efforts to inform and engage the public can help fix widespread indifference to science.
Bill to Greatly Expand Wolf Hunting in Idaho Heads to Governor
Bill to Greatly Expand Wolf Hunting in Idaho Heads to Governor
Amanda Heidt | Apr 28, 2021
If signed, the law would boost funding for independent contractors to kill wolves and would allow for more than 90 percent of the population in the state to be taken by hunters.
NIH Reverses Limits on Human Fetal Tissue Research
NIH Reverses Limits on Human Fetal Tissue Research
Amanda Heidt | Apr 19, 2021
A new ruling removes the requirement that grants and proposals using the material receive approval from an ethical review board, reverting to the process in place before 2019.
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Jonny Coates | Apr 14, 2021
At a time of fast-paced science and rampant misinformation, can we trust the non–peer-reviewed literature?