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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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.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Chris Fall Picked to Lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Chris Fall Picked to Lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Jim Daley | May 21, 2018
Fall served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama.
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2018
The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2018
The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for Grants
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 11, 2018
The new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000. 
Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Fired
Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Fired
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 3, 2018
The move follows mass resignations from the council in June.