Manufacturing’s loss, Trump’s gain; Too much democracy?; Medical crises; Pricing an ecosystem; Energy efficiency; Eugenics warning; Future of space; Chemical safety; Celebrity science; Politics of the platform economy.
Republican and Democratic 2016 party platforms; Congress continues work on FY 2017 budget; Survey shows public wary of human enhancement; FDA approves field test of genetically engineered mosquitoes.
Mary C. Waters
Government officials and academic researchers have long viewed crime and immigration through a racial lens. Instead, they should focus on how the use of legal exclusion from civil society is hurting millions of Americans.
Alicia Sasser Modestino
Middle-skill jobs are key for the nation and its workforce. Here is where things stand today and projections for future improvements.
The nation need to better understand and more effectively develop this essential component of the US workforce.
Bianca K. Frogner, Susan M. Skillman
Better information about the skills required in health occupations and the paths to career advancement could provide opportunities for workers as well as improved health care.
Workers, employers, educators, and government officials all need access to more timely and more consistent middle-skills labor market data.
The newly enacted revision to the failed chemical safety law had bipartisan support, but whether it will lead to improved environmental protection remains to be seen.
Keith B. Belton, James W. Conrad Jr.
The Toxic Substances Control Act amendments put risk assessment at center stage. How will the revised legislation perform?
Sam Weiss Evans
Current efforts to limit the dissemination of dual-use biological research results are rooted in simplistic understandings of how such knowledge becomes dangerous.
Braden R. Allenby
Emily Therese Cloyd