Blog Archives

Demand Funding for the Office of Technology Assessment: Science Denial has Gone Too Far!

OTA_seal

Science and technology inform nearly every aspect of modern life, pioneering innovation, creating jobs, and often contributing substantially to improvements in quality of life for Americans. But the pace of development and the gravity of many of these technologies (nuclear weapons, nanotechnology, and the internet, to name a few), has left government scrambling to keep …

Tagged , , ,

How Congress Lost its Science Advisors — and what that means

ota seal in color

In 2010, geneticist J. Craig Venter created the first synthetic life form, a genome based on an existing bacterium. The field of synthetic biology raises a host of scientific questions — from potential applications in medicine, agricultural production, and renewable energy to the possibility that synthetic organisms could be used for bio-warfare. Many of these …

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,