Canadian government

The Canadian government is asking for the constitutionality of the country's new anti-genetic discrimination law to be assessed, Bloomberg BNA reports.

An independent review panel calls on the Canadian government to increase its science funding by a billion dollars, according to Nature News.

Staying Even

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

Canadian lawmakers pass a genetic non-discrimination bill, CBC News reports.

Canadian lawmakers are to vote tomorrow on the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, the Canadian Press reports.

Can Chat Whenever

Canadian government researchers get a clause in their contract that gives them the right to talk about their work with the public, ScienceInsider reports.

The funding will support projects involving the use of genomic technologies to improve human health and agriculture, as well as to address key environmental challenges.

CVs at the Ready

Canada begins its search for a chief government science advisor, Nature News reports.

Giving It a Look-Over

Canada establishes panel to review the country's research efforts, ScienceInsider reports.

Unmuzzled

After nine years, the Canadian government is loosening its restrictions on government scientists' ability to speak to the press and public.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.