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Editorial
Benjamin Corb
July 23, 2020
Five months into a pandemic with arguably the world’s worst response, the United States can no longer take the easy way out and blame only politics for our downfall. We’re to blame, too.
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Bill would reform NSF and plant innovation hubs nationwide
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June 17, 2020

The Endless Frontier Act would rename, add a directorate to and pump up to $100 billion in new funding into the agency. It also would fix the uneven distribution of jobs and capital concentrated now in just a few cities.

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June 10, 2020

Find answers to questions you probably have about the process, including how the NIH will fare.

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June 09, 2020

The glacial pace at which many universities have diversified belies a supposed commitment to valuing the Black community and what it brings to the institution.

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When relations with China worsen, science suffers

June 03, 2020

Legislation introduced in Congress and a presidential proclamation aim to restrict student and research visas for Chinese graduate students.

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Ex-Emory neuroscientist pleads guilty; fired Cleveland Clinic geneticist arrested

May 20, 2020

Department of Justice continues to pursue scientists who fail to disclose ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program.

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3 volunteering guidelines to heed during the coronavirus pandemic

May 05, 2020

A volunteering expert offers guidance on how to help at a time when you might need to keep your helping hands to yourself.

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NSF foreign influence probes net nearly two dozen

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April 30, 2020

When Amanda Koch realized that elected officials often do not make evidence-based decisions, she decided she wanted her scientific voice to be heard in politics.

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A Q&A with John Neumann of the General Accountability Office, whose team produced a report in March on federal funding agencies’ dealings with sexual harassment.

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Air pollution hits harder in communities of color. Such exposures could lead to increased risks from the new coronavirus.

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The ASBMB hosted a webinar with NIH officials to outline how they’re helping scientists navigate pandemic-related interruptions to their research.

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Special series of Pipettes & Politics includes interviews with faculty members, a first responder, NIGMS leader Jon Lorsch and others.

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