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Bullet policy, statements · Feb 16, 2021

AIBS Signs Petition in Support of Field Stations

AIBS has endorsed a petition expressing support for scientific research stations and their educational programming that have been adversely impacted by financial concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullet policy, statements · Feb 11, 2021

Science Groups Endorse Legislation to Track COVID-19 Variants

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) joined 45 scientific, academic, and medical stakeholder groups in expressing support for legislation aimed at scaling up efforts to track and respond to coronavirus variants in the United States.
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.
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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, statements · Oct 07, 2020

Joint Letter to OMB on Federal Diversity Training Changes

The undersigned scientific societies strongly urge the Administration to rescind its elimination of federal employee training programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion as specified in the Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies issued September 4th, 2020 and the September 22nd Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.