Challenges raised by gene editing; Regulating genetic research and applications; Assessing the platform economy; Data-driven science policy.
From the Hill
Congress advances spending bills for NSF, NASA, Energy, and USDA; Senate hearing on leveraging US investments in science and technology; Bill to improve understanding of space weather introduced; Senate committee passes SBIR/STTR reauthorization; Senate passes bipartisan energy policy modernization act; Senator Flake releases science-focused “Wastebook”; Hill addendum.
Perspective: The Potential of More Efficient Buildings
Declan Fahy, Timothy Caulfield
William B. Bonvillian
The United States ignores the manufacturing sector at the expense of its innovation system and working class communities. The political ramifications could be enormous.
Science and Democracy
With signs of voter alienation creating political stress in countries around the globe, the research community must accept its responsibility for civic engagement.
Non-government scientists, physicians, and communications professionals can play a key role in preparing for and responding to the next pandemic.
Putting a Price on Ecosystem Services
R. David Simpson
A flawed effort to quantify an economic rationale for conservation could backfire and undermine other compelling arguments for protecting nature.
With more countries and private companies expanding their activities in space, the US government must reshape its space agencies and policies. Cooperation and catalysis will be key.
Seventeen Months on the Chemical Safety Board
A presidential appointment and a passion for protecting worker health and safety were not enough to overcome entrenched agency politics.
You’re a Mile Away and You Have Their Shoes
One of the winners of our science fiction contest.