The National Cancer Institute's 50-year-old Cooperative Group Program, which conducts key clinical trials of cancer treatments, suffers from inefficiency, redundancy, and a lack of funding, an Institute of Medicine report finds. The report calls for streamlining operations, reorganizing the 10 groups, and ending the weaker ones.
On Thursday, the Senate commerce committee will examine ocean acidification at a 10 a.m. hearing.
What the Conservatives want to do on U.K. science policy if elected.
Registration for the 2010 AAAS Policy Forum has been extended an extra week.