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Science Progressing: February 24

This week’s science policy news brief looks at the new White House online privacy “Bill of Rights,” pocket-sized genomic testing, the latest in 3-D printing, a new Energy Department clean tech research initiative, and more.

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Science Progressing: February 17

This weeks science policy news covers the FY 2013 science budget, progress on new federal scientific integrity guidelines, conflict over cyber security legislation, google’s alleged illegal tracking, and the unfolding of “denier-gate.”

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Science Progressing: February 10

This week’s science policy news brief covers the White House Science Fair, new Obama administration science education initiatives, the resilience of green jobs to recession, a new stem cell therapy for broken bones, and more.

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Science Progressing: February 3

This weeks science policy news: we have less natural gas than we thought; Google responds to personal information kerfuffle; what’s in store for stem cells in 2012; and more.

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Science Progressing: Week Ending December 16

This weeks science policy news: Congress reauthorizes key small business technology programs, NASA releases scientific integrity framework, and traces of the Higgs Boson tantalize researchers.

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Science Progressing: Week Ending December 2

A new effort to map global life science innovation clusters, a piece of Obama’s jobs agenda makes progress, and delegates from nearly 200 countries meet in South Africa for global climate change talks.

BOOKS

Exclusive Excerpt from the Book ‘Open Wound’

Rooted deeply in historic fact, Dr. Jason Karlawish’s marvelous new book traces the peculiar career of 19th century clinician-turned-scientist Dr. William Beaumont, who became a scientific one-hit-wonder by exploiting the body of the man whose life he saved.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

The Mouse Trap

Ever wonder how many mice have to die to produce one peer-reviewed medical journal article? Or one new drug? And how much can we really learn about human physiology from mice or other animal experiments anyway? Daniel Engber has authored an excellent, three-part expose at Slate that answers these and other questions about the animal research industry.

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Science Progressing: Week Ending November 18

A new HHS program will pump up to $1 billion into healthcare technology innovation, at the same time House Republicans threaten to cut by 1/3 the funding for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a major coordinator of interdepartmental science policy.

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Science Progressing: Week Ending November 4

This week’s science and technology policy news brief covers the changing models of early-stage startup finance, the battle over light bulbs on Capitol Hill, and crowd-funded zombie research.

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Science Progressing October 21

This week’s science policy news brief covers innovation news in clean tech, med tech, ed tech, space tech, and manufacturing innovation. Also, a new study shows that Americans value Hawaii’s coral reef ecosystems to the tune of $34 billion per year.

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Science Progressing October 14

This week’s science and technology policy news review covers national lab technologies that create new markets and new jobs, stem cells that could one day regrow livers, a new study finding that humans absorb the RNA of foods they eat, and more.

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