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Bullet policy, statements · Jan 22, 2021

AIBS Supports the Nomination of Dr. Lander as OSTP Director

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is pleased to support the nomination of Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and presidential science advisor.
Bullet policy · Jan 19, 2021

Biden Selects Life Scientist as Science Adviser

President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Dr. Eric Lander—a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician—to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his science adviser.
Bullet policy · Jan 19, 2021

EPA Finalizes “Secret Science” Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its data transparency rule to limit the use of certain scientific studies in crafting regulations.
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Bullet events, policy · Jan 13, 2021

2021 Virtual Advocacy Event

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Bullet policy, statements · Jan 07, 2021

Science Community Urges President-Elect Biden To Rescind Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

On behalf of the scientific, medical, and patient communities dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and improving human health, we congratulate you on your election and urge you, upon taking office, to swiftly rescind the human fetal tissue (HFT) research restrictions and policy changes that the Department of Health and Human Services made in 2019.
Bullet policy · Jan 04, 2021

Congress Approves FY 2021 Spending, Stimulus Legislation

On December 21, 2020, both chambers of Congress passed a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package along with the fiscal year (FY) 2021 omnibus spending legislation. After demanding changes to relief provisions in the congressionally approved legislation for a week, President Trump capitulated and signed the stimulus-spending bill into law on December 27, 2020, just prior to the expiration of the most recent stopgap funding resolution.

Bullet policy · Jan 04, 2021

Academy Report Discusses Future of Science Policy

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has released proceedings from a February 2020 symposium that summarizes discussions among leading business, academic, and government professionals on the future of science policy in the U.S. and whether the modern research architecture needs to be reconfigured to meet 21st century challenges.