Reevaluating educational credentials; Revisiting genetic engineering; Keeping fusion flexible; Climate clubs and free-riding; Technology governance alternatives; Whither universities?
White House budget guidance; Bipartisan energy bill passes Senate committee; House passes GMO labeling bill; Supreme Court nixes EPA action; Senators create competitiveness caucus; NASA plans human travel to Mars; Census Bureau launches annual entrepreneur survey; Forensics labs discuss reforms; Modernizing biotech regulatory system; Updated national HIV/AIDS strategy.
Sheila Jasanoff, J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Krishanu Saha
The 1975 Asilomar conference on the risks of recombinant DNA is a poor model for governing newly emerging gene-editing technologies.
Tony Fabelo, Michael Thompson
Work in the states documents the difficulty of this challenge, but also reveals some lessons that may help policymakers and other stakeholders reach this aim.
Robert D. Crutchfield, Gregory A. Weeks
In poor and disadvantaged communities, there may well be a tipping point at which rigorous crime policies and practices can do more harm than good.
Stefan F. Lobuglio, Anne Morrison Piehl
More must be done to help the large number of people already in the criminal justice system successfully reenter society—or risk undermining support for reform.
Alexandria Macmadu, Josiah D. Rich
Drawing from these recommendations to improve health care in prisons and jails can yield far-reaching benefits for inmates, their home communities, and the nation.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Science communication, done in accord with basic principles of science, can help in advancing knowledge and improving lives. Here are some suggestions from the frontlines.
It’s not enough for scientists to clearly communicate their findings to policy makers; they need to be politically smart, too. This means highlighting evidence and options that can appeal to opposing ideologies.
Science fiction from the very near future.