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BIOETHICS

On the Ethics of Publishing Genomes

A story that began in 1951 and continues to play out today reminds us that it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to guarantee the long-term confidentiality of genetic information.

OPEN ACCESS MOVEMENT

The Other Aaron’s Law

A new bill to expand access to public information and the results of publicly funded research is a step toward the open access world that Aaron Swartz once envisioned.

INVESTING IN SCIENCE

How The Sequester’s R&D Cuts Will Hurt Science And Innovation

After President Obama’s call to attain a “level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race” in the State of the Union, universities are renewing their cry for a deal to avoid the automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration.”

CYBER SECURITY

TIMELINE: U.S. Cybersecurity Policy in Context

In light of yesterday’s executive order and the recent spate of cyber attacks, we take a look back at past cyber attacks, and what our government has done to fortify both the public and private sectors against hackers foreign and domestic.

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