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  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science has joined 13 Senators in opposing Section 12307, the so-called Sound Science Act, within the Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). AAAS released its statement on 9 January. Section 12307 is intended to “ensure high standards for Federal agency use of...
  • In support of President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will make awards focusing on developing tools and technologies for advancing understanding of brain circuitry. There are six areas identified as...
  • The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act, or the America COMPETES Act ( P.L. 110-69 ), was first signed in 2007, by President George W. Bush. The Act was intended “to invest in innovation through research and development, and to...
  • After a contentious few months that saw a two-week shutdown, a narrowly-averted debt crisis, and continuing politicking over the size and shape of federal expenditures and deficits, Congress has begun to tentatively dip its collective toe in the waters of compromise. The October 17 continuing...
  • Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend the comprehensive Farm Bill through the end of January 2014. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), however, stated that they would not vote on an extension. The House and Senate conference committee...
  • The White House recently announced a new $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV. The project will not require new funds; rather, the money will simply be re-directed from existing funds, such as expiring research grants.
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