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Nominations Corner - Health And Human Services

The recent resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius prompts a revisit of the slow march from nominee to confirmation.  While the President acted quickly to… 219 more words

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The Web Catches Up With the BRAIN Initiative

The National Science Foundation finally put up a web presence for its part in the BRAIN initiative.  Announced a little over a year ago, the… 235 more words

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Space Isn't Special When It Comes To Russia

Noted here last week was the chilling of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in space operations.  It was not the only instance where scientific exchange and cooperation has been stalled due to tensions between the two countries over military actions in the Ukraine.  234 more words

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This Futures Game Requires Your Informed Consent

AAAS and several other organizations are partnering with SciCast – a research project run by George Mason University – in an effort to run a crowdsourced experiment in science and technology forecasting.  254 more words

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There's Some Edge To The Open Access Bite

While funding entities that have open access requirements have seen decent compliance rates, enforcement of such policies has usually been with a light hand.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) … 181 more words

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Medical Group Changes Mind On Incidental Findings

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has changed its mind on the subject of incidental findings (H/T ScienceInsider).  Such findings are things found that were beyond the scope or focus of a particular test or procedure.  166 more words

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Agency Public Access Policies For Research - Still Working On It

In response to a statutory requirement, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director John Holdren submitted a report on agency open access policies to the Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate.  239 more words

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