science policy, developmental biology
Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director
Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director
Aggie Mika | Jul 7, 2017
The pick—Georgia Public Health Commissioner and physician Brenda Fitzgerald—is an experienced public health leader, but lacks research chops. 
Snake Sex Determination Dogma Overturned
Snake Sex Determination Dogma Overturned
Abby Olena | Jul 6, 2017
Researchers find that boas and pythons use an XY sex chromosome system, rather than the previously assumed ZW system found in some other snakes.
White House Science Office in Flux
White House Science Office in Flux
Bob Grant | Jul 3, 2017
An administration official counters news of an unstaffed division at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, admits the agency is still adjusting.
House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains
House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains
Aggie Mika | Jun 30, 2017
The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.
US House Introduces Alternative Spending Bills for 2018
US House Introduces Alternative Spending Bills for 2018
Aggie Mika | Jun 28, 2017
The proposals would funnel more money into some science programs, but make new research cuts of their own. 
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
French Scientists Question Macron’s Climate Pledge to the U.S.
French Scientists Question Macron’s Climate Pledge to the U.S.
Aggie Mika | Jun 13, 2017
Rather than offering grant funds to US researchers, some French researchers wish Macron would commit to funding domestic labs. 
NSF Cuts PhD Training Grant
NSF Cuts PhD Training Grant
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2017
The federal science agency discontinued a funding stream for graduate students in environmental science because of administrative workload.
Life Science Funding Cuts Leaked
Life Science Funding Cuts Leaked
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | May 22, 2017
According to a document posted online less than a day before the release of the official 2018 budget proposal, the National Institutes of Health could face even deeper cuts than previously suggested by the Trump administration.
Individual Investigators to Have Limit on NIH Funds
Individual Investigators to Have Limit on NIH Funds
Bob Grant | May 3, 2017
A point system seeks to ensure that funding is spread more evenly among researchers, especially early- and mid-career scientists.