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SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

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.”

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.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

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.

SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

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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