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21st Century Cures passes U.S. HouseToday, the U.S. House passed the 21st Century Cures Act.
Special interests affect NIH fundingA study published recently revealed that lobbying on behalf of disease-specific research affects how the National Institutes of Health allocates its yearly appropriations.
Journals and the NIH move to improve research reproducibilityThe National Institutes of Health has announced an agreement with journal editors to harmonize standards for data and methods reporting and statistical analyses.

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Science policy news weekly update: February 17, 2017

Published on:Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:00:30 +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? This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handed the Broad Institute an important victory over the University of California at Berkeley regarding patent ownership…

UPDATE: Broad Institute claims victory in CRISPR intellectual property case

Published on:Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:04:33 +0000
Category: CRISPR

Previously we reported on the ongoing battle for intellectual property patent ownership of the CRISPR gene-editing technology between the University of California at Berkeley and the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. In this case, UC Berkeley challenged multiple patents filed by the Broad Institute on the grounds that they…

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From ASBMB Today

December 2016 - Election rattles biomedical research community

Ben Corb gives a recap of the presidential election results. 

November 2016 - A lot at stake

With Election Day just a few days away, Ben Corb provides his suggestions for what to watch for in the outcomes and their possible impact on the scientific community.

October 2016 - Vote!

Ben Corb compares the two front runners for the presidency of the U.S.

September 2016 - Recess is over and there's still lots to do

Congress returns back from recess with appropriation bills needing to be passed.   Ben Corb lays out the path ahead and how a continuing resolution could affect the community. 

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