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The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology urges the adoption of a biodefense strategy, Tech Review reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A White House-appointed advisory council wants the federal government to boost its investments into agricultural research by an extra $700 million per year and to take steps to realign its funding to address several important scientific challenges.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A White House-appointed panel said today that if the US is to continue to be the global leader in technology and innovation then the federal government needs to take actions to keep it that way, by spending more on basic research, encouraging more industry investments

The President's science advisory council today heard from a leader of Obama's bioethics commission on its synthetic biology recommendations.

Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.