US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
The goal is to expedite the time it takes to bring families together, but immigration advocates say the tests raise concerns about how the government will use the data.
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families
US Officials Order DNA Tests to Reunite Migrant Families

The goal is to expedite the time it takes to bring families together, but immigration advocates say the tests raise concerns about how the government will use the data.

The goal is to expedite the time it takes to bring families together, but immigration advocates say the tests raise concerns about how the government will use the data.

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Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2018
The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Scott Pruitt Steps Down From EPA
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2018
The embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator resigns amid persistent questions about his ethics and use of taxpayer dollars.
Opinion: Broken Promises Caused by the Travel Ban
Opinion: Broken Promises Caused by the Travel Ban
Hani Goodarzi | Jun 28, 2018
The scientific community must step up to support students and scholars who will undoubtedly face isolation.
New US-China Tariffs Could Affect Science
New US-China Tariffs Could Affect Science
Diana Kwon | Jun 27, 2018
The list of imports subject to additional taxes include products used in research, but the effect of the trade dispute is still unclear.
FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug
FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug
Shawna Williams | Jun 25, 2018
As the CBD-based medication enters the market, the agency promises a crackdown on producers of cannabidiol products that make unproven claims.
Trump Admin Restricts Federal Scientists Talking with Reporters
Trump Admin Restricts Federal Scientists Talking with Reporters
Ashley Yeager | Jun 22, 2018
USGS researchers must get approval from the Department of the Interior before speaking to the media.
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 17, 2018
NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President’s proposed budget.  
Interior Department’s Screen of Meeting Abstracts Called Censorship
Interior Department’s Screen of Meeting Abstracts Called Censorship
Kerry Grens | Jun 16, 2018
USGS scientists need approval from a political appointee before they can present research at two big geological conferences.