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Science policy news weekly roundup: September 23, 2016

Published on:Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:28 +0000
Category: Roundup

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to   What’s new in Blotter news? Lawmakers introduced three bills, one to the House and two to the Senate, aimed at solving health funding issues stemming from the Zika…

New bills aimed to solve the health funding crisis

Published on:Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:28:34 +0000
Category: Congress

  Lawmakers introduced three bills, one to the House and two to the Senate, aimed at solving aspects of the health funding crisis brought on by the Zika pandemic. Below is a brief synopsis of each bill. 1) On Sept. 8, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., introduced a bill to the Senate Committee on Health, Education,…

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Use the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to start discussions on the importance of federal funding for biomedical research.

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