Science Policy


Winter 2020 Forum
Tony Mills

Zach Graves and Robert Cook-Deegan rightly call attention to Congress’s need for more technical expertise and for the need to incorporate ethics into the practice of technology assessment (TA)—a…

, Genomeweb
For Privacy
Nila Bala

From Genomeweb:
In an op-ed at the New York Times, Nila Bala, the associate director of criminal justice policy and civil liberties at the R Street Institute, writes that parents who seek…

, The New York Times
Why Are You Publicly Sharing Your Child’s DNA Information?
Nila Bala

A few years ago, Angela Evans decided she wanted to test the DNA of her 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son. She was interested in knowing whether they had a mutation of the MTHFR gene, as…

, RealClearScience
Time to Reeducate Congress About Science and Technology
Tony Mills

Political momentum is building to revive the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), a congressional agency that once provided lawmakers with nonpartisan technical expertise. Presidential candidates…

Options for Improved Science and Technology Advice for Congress
Tony Mills & Zach Graves

Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chairwoman
Hon. Frank Lucas, Ranking Member
House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology
2321 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Re: Options…

, Washington Examiner
The conservative case for funding the National Institutes of Health
Eli Lehrer & Tony Mills

Even as budget battles rage and a $1 trillion deficit justifies spending cuts, Congress should consider finding more money to fund basic research — especially in the life sciences.

A larger…

, askblog
Decentralizing science grants
Eli Lehrer & Tony Mills

From askblog:

…federal support for basic research should be decentralized and diversified. The current model is almost the inverse of Bush’s model: He envisioned a single independent agency,…

, National Review
National Affairs at 10
Tony Mills & Eli Lehrer

From National Review:

Eli Lehrer and M. Anthony Mills on science policy