Congress' final agreement on a fiscal year 2017 appropriations boosts funding for a few science agencies while holding others steady.
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.
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
This bill authorizes FY2017 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
President Donald Trump has decided to retain Dr. Francis Collins as director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) until a permanent Director is appointed. The hold-over of Collins will provide some consistency to the agency during the uncertain budget period looming in 2017.