AAAS CEO Rush Holt declares the government shutdown an impediment to the nation’s scientific enterprise at a time of increased unease about the standing of the United States’ global prominence in advancing scientific innovation.
Termites increase their numbers and activity during times of drought in tropical rainforests, according to a new study published January 11 in Science. The result is a healthy ecosystem and increased seed survival, researchers say.
Medical researchers underscore the need to recognize diversity in genomic research to foster better healthcare options and treatments, according to a recent AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion event.
Claire M. Fraser, director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences, has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.