WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb News) – Breaking down the federal government’s research and development spending for the coming year at today’s American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual forum on federal science spending, an AAAS official explained that the flat funding in biomedical research is a grim part of efforts to keep swelling deficits in check.
 

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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