science policy, developmental biology
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency
Aggie Mika | Sep 6, 2017
Buyouts offered to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency employees prompted the surge in departures. 
EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants
EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants
Aggie Mika | Sep 6, 2017
An aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency’s awards.
Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled
Majority of Top Government Science Jobs Unfilled
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2017
Only 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump’s nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Aggie Mika | Aug 25, 2017
The university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.
Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
Bob Grant | Aug 23, 2017
The communications director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says news reports of the changes are overblown.
Science Envoy Resigns from US State Department in Protest
Science Envoy Resigns from US State Department in Protest
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2017
Energy researcher Daniel Kammen criticized President Trump’s response to events in Charlottesville, as well as the administration’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.
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.
UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor
UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2017
Advocacy groups call for the role to be filled.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 17, 2017
The NIH budget, the nature of science, paternal age, and more
Update: Iranian Researcher Detained at US Airport
Update: Iranian Researcher Detained at US Airport
Bob Grant | Jul 10, 2017
The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.