The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary on February 7, 2017. She recently joined President Trump for the signing of two STEM related bills- Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act. "I was honored to join President Trump as he signed … Continue reading Education Secretary de Vos: Positions on STEM Education
Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance, a new report of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine is now available.
Tom Price was Senate-confirmed as secretary of health and human services on a party-line 52–47 vote on February 10, 2017. He will have responsibility over the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, among a number of other research and public health agencies.
The EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT has yet to fill several key-science and technology related senate-confirmed positions.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, has released the committee’s top priorities for the 115th Congress.
On January 18, 2017, the FDA released draft revised Guidance for Industry (GFI) #187, “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals,” and requested public comment regarding the regulation of animals with intentionally altered genomic DNA.
On Jan. 23, the House unanimously passed H.R.589 - Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act which would provide the first-ever comprehensive statutory guidance for DOE’s Office of Science and its network of national laboratories. The bill also includes provisions to enhance technology transfer from DOE’s 17 national laboratories, improve research coordination across the department, and boost … Continue reading First-Ever Comprehensive Statutory Guidance for DOE’s Office of Science Passes House