TS Picks: March 23, 2017

Reacting to the White House budget proposal; tracking “attacks on science”

Tracy Vence
Mar 23, 2017

WIKIMEDIA, NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:
 

  • Harold Varmus, who was director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1993 to 1999 and director of the NIH’s National Cancer Institute from 2010 to 2015, views President Donald Trump’s proposed NIH budget cuts as a sign of the administration’s disregard for science. “Even if negotiations produce cuts less severe than the president proposes for 2018, it seems likely that he will not be any more respectful of the NIH—or of science in general—in ensuing years,” Varmus wrote in an opinion for The New York Times. Varmus also pointed out, as The Scientist reported this week (March 21), that there has been no indication the president will choose a Science Advisor anytime soon.

See “What Budget Cuts Might Mean for US Science

See “Science Advocates Decry Trump’s Proposed Budget

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