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The week in Science and Science Policy 10/22/17-10/29/17

By | October 30, 2017

1. Read this fantastic interview with sociologist/science philosopher Bruno Latour Latour is one of the premier contemporary thinkers examining how we do science and what “science” actually is. While he’s been accused of jeopardizing science and paving the way to science denial (especially in the realms of climate change), this does not make his research… Read More »

The Week in Science and Science Policy April 23rd-30th

By | May 1, 2017

1. The problem of secrets in private biotech In the face of potential cuts to federal science funding, private industry is increasingly a potential source of research funding. While federal funding peaked in the middle of the last century, private funding has only been increasing, and will continue to. This does not mean that private… Read More »

My Picks in Science Policy April 16th-April 23rd

By | April 24, 2017

Of course, the big news this week was the Science March. With practically every news outlet hosting think-pieces and op-eds about the march, it seemed like other articles about science and science policy were pushed out of the public eye a bit. I’ll share a list of science march articles at the end, but for… Read More »

The best reads in science/science policy 03/10/-03/17/017

By | March 20, 2017

The big news this week was the release of President Trump’s initial budget plan. If you haven’t taken the chance to take a look at it yet, be sure to read up on its potentially devastating effects, how Republicans in Congress are responding to it, and what happens next. While this is what’s on everybody’s… Read More »

The best reads in science/science policy 02/24/17–03/03/17

By | March 7, 2017

1. The deep ties between Patient Groups and Industry One of the last bills passed under President Obama was the 21st Century Cures Act, which was purportedly meant to expand biomedical research and increase the speed by which new drugs reach patients (see my opinion on it here). The drafting of the act was an epic battle… Read More »

The best reads in Science Policy 02/20/17–02/27/17

By | March 7, 2017

1. AAAS stands with the March for Science My own feelings towards the March for Science have been very mixed. I think it’s important for scientists to be active in the name of science, but I worry about tying science to partisanship. Even though the organizers have stated the march is “not about scientists or politicians”, it’s… Read More »