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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

Frank Press Dies

Frank Press, who served as chief science advisor to US President Jimmy Carter, has died, according to the New York Times.

Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

Advisor Is In

Kelvin Droegemeier has been confirmed by the Senate as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Stat News reports.

A Senate committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve Kelvin Droegemeier as science advisor, Nature News reports.

Science has drawn up a list of topics to discuss with Kelvin Droegemeier, the nominee to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump is to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier to be the White House science and technology advisor.

An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

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The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.