WASHINGTON, DC, June 26 - In a move many scientists felt has been too late in coming, President George W. Bush announced his intention Monday evening to nominate physicist John Marburger as the next director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

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