Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration

From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.

From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.

research and development
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 1, 2020
There are benefits of studying certain biological processes under microgravity, but whether those advantages outweigh the costs of getting experiments off Earth remains to be seen.
The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2020
A nascent but growing consumer market for brain-computer interface technology is driving the development of sleek new tools for decoding brain activity.
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Amanda Heidt | Aug 6, 2020
Scientists are taking their own vaccines, an ethically murky practice that has a long and sometimes celebrated history in medicine.
UK Announces Fast-Track Visa to Recruit Top Scientists
UK Announces Fast-Track Visa to Recruit Top Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the immigration program will help the nation remain a science superpower post-Brexit.
EPA Plans to Discontinue a Senior Science Advisor Position
EPA Plans to Discontinue a Senior Science Advisor Position
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018
This change is part of an overhaul taking placing within the research arm of the environmental agency.
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Aggie Mika | Aug 18, 2017
In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Alphabet Announces Life Sciences
Tracy Vence | Aug 24, 2015
Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.
Layoffs, Restructuring at GSK
Layoffs, Restructuring at GSK
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline is eliminating 900 US jobs—most in R&D.
Study: Drug Development Costs $2.6B
Study: Drug Development Costs $2.6B
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2014
A new estimate finds the pricetag for taking a drug through the approval process has steadily risen over the past few decades.