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A new seminar series, hosted by the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, explores the neuroscience of addiction.

Despite numerous articles and broadcasts on the horrors of the opioid crisis in the United States, filmmaker Sarah Holt was convinced there was another story to tell about the science of addiction and the national failure to aggressively pursue effective programs to tackle the epidemic.

Legislators also created a rapid response fund for emerging disease outbreaks while providing NIH, DARPA with funding increases.