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Office of Science and Technology Policy staffers are without direction on some initiatives, Nature News reports.

CBS News reports that the science division of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy has no more staffers, though the White House says it does.

House science committee members call on Trump to appoint a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy director, according to Popular Science.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has new guidelines for potential pandemic pathogen research, according to ScienceInsider.

A report calls on the next US president to keep both the White House science office and the position of science adviser, ScienceInsider says.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The White House today unveiled its list of top priorities for supporting and growing the US bioeconomy and published a number of initiatives the Obama administration has taken in a wide range of areas tied to the biotech and life sciences industries.

The Obama Administration's science policy arm has issued a broad list of rules aimed a boosting credibility and enhancing transparency in government science and engineering.

The Obama Administration wants comments from stakeholders on what it can do to help commercialize university innovations and address the 'valley of death.'

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.