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September 22, 2017

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Administration News

US State Department Seeks US Scientists to Contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report
The State Department announced a call for nominations for scientists to participate in the UN led group, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to contribute to its sixth assessment report on how the planet responds to climate change.


Federal Agency News 

National Institutes of Health Releases New Blog
Dr. Eric Green, Director of the Human Genome Research Institute wrote this week’s Under the Poliscope Blog, “Accessing Genomic Summary Results: We Want to Hear From You!”  The blog outlines the new NIH proposal to update the data management of genomic summary results.


National Academies of Sciences

NAS Introduces Interactive Resource on the Future Role of the United States in Global Health
The NAS introduced an interactive guide to explore the recently published report: “Global Health and the Future Role of the United States.”  The guide provides new videos, infographics, and sharable, data-rich content detailing why and how to continue America’s commitment to global health, as well as 14 recommendations to guide U.S. action in improving the health of the world’s population.


News Clips



Why flu vaccines so often fail

Human semen can host up to 27 different viruses

Publishers go after networking site for illicit sharing of journal papers

Scientists use gene-editing technology to knock out genes in human embryos for first time

Scientific society defines sexual harassment as scientific misconduct

Cybersecurity and technology transfer seen as top priorities for NIST director nominee



CRISPR used to peer into human embryos’ first days

Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project


Wall Street Journal

McConnell Plans Vote on GOP Health Bill Next Week

HHS Defends Tom Price’s Use of Private Jets

Health-Law Repeal Push Could Jeopardize Children’s Program Funding


New York Times

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill


Washington Post

Pigs recently shown at Md. fair have swine flu; investigation underway

Why Senate Republicans are in such a rush this month on health care

At EPA, guarding the chief pulls agents from pursuing environmental crimes



Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA


Climate Wire

Trump team seeks nominees for huge climate report


The Scientist

In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome



Death by Hurricane: There could soon be a cure for a flesh eating bacteria


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