News of the Week
SCIENCE EDUCATION: Louisiana Opens School Door for Opponents of Evolution
Science 20 June 2008: 1572.
A bill passed overwhelmingly by the Louisiana state legislature and expected to become law as early as next week marks the latest attack in the United States on the teaching of evolution and mainstream scientific thought on global warming and other topics.
BIOBANKS: Canada Launches Massive Study of Adult Cancer Precursors
Science 20 June 2008: 1572-1573.
Canada has joined the global stampede of countries gathering biological data over decades on a large population cohort in hopes of better understanding the genetic, social, and environmental factors that affect human health.
BIODEFENSE: Senate Bill Would Alter Biosafety, Select Agent Rules
Science 20 June 2008: 1573.
Last week, a bipartisan pair of U.S. senators introduced a bill that would streamline the red tape involved in studying potential bioweapons as well as address safety concerns at the nation's biodefense labs.