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AAAS Leadership Seminar Profiles a Rare Success Story for Bipartisan Cooperation

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AAAS Leadership Seminar Profiles a Rare Success Story for Bipartisan Cooperation

Bipartisan cooperation, close consultation with the scientific and business communities—it's not a story line that emerges comes very often from the polarized political climate of Washington, D.C. But in a presentation at the AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science and Technology Policy, two influential congressional staff members described passage of the America COMPETES Act earlier this year as one of the remarkable successes in recent political history.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


Biosecurity Experts Describe How Congress Can Help Prepare for Bioterrorism Attacks

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Biosecurity Experts Describe How Congress Can Help Prepare for Bioterrorism Attacks

Developers of medical countermeasures against biological agents are frustrated by a lack of sufficient product development funding and the slow, overly cautious federal contracting process, policy expert Brad Smith said at a congressional briefing organized by AAAS."Preparation matters," said Smith, listing pharmaceutical treatments and vaccines, public awareness and a health care system that can handle epidemics as essential components to managing a bioterrorism attack. "All of these things take a long time to put in place."


By AAAS, USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Leshner Tells Texas Education Officials: "Don't Mess with Science Standards"

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Leshner Tells Texas Education Officials: "Don't Mess with Science Standards"

In a Fort Worth Star-Telegram commentary, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner urged Texas science education officials not to "remain neutral about sticking to science in science classrooms." Leshner wrote that if science teachers begin to evaluate "scientific facts based on indisputable physical evidence through nonscientific perspectives" including intelligent design and creationism, educators will "surely wind up confusing students about the nature of science versus religion."


By AAAS, USA.


Health Policy Resource.