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October 17-18, 2016
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CSTL Co-chairs Highlight CSTL's Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence in Letter to Nature

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition

In response to a March 1, 2016 column in Nature that supported the development of primers on scientific topics for court use, CSTL Co-chairs Dr. David Baltimore and Judge David Tatel co-authored a letter which highlights the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, a joint publication of CSTL and the Federal Judicial Center.  The letter, which appeared in the April 21, 2016 edition of Nature, discusses the manual’s impact and describes how engagement between the legal and scientific communities “creates new understandings and strengthens the foundation for decisionmaking within both groups.”

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Congress Acts to Reduce Administrative Burden on Researchers

University Research Regulations

On March 31, 2016, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced legislation designed to ease administrative burdens on recipients of federally funded research grants. Related draft legislative text was also released by Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL). Both pieces of legislation respond directly to the findings and recommendations of the committee that authored the recent CSTL/BHEW (Board on Higher Education and Workforce) report Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century: Part 1.

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  CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

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Human Gene Editing Summit
University Research Regulations

Gain-of-Function Research
Eyewitness Identification
Synthetic Biology Forum
International Animal Research Regulations
H5N1 Research Controversy
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
Six Party Synthetic Biology Symposia
Anthrax Mailings Report
University Intellectual Property
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Synthetic Biology Symposium
Forensic Science
Science and Security   
Human Dosing Studies

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Gene Editing Summit Meeting in Brief

 

International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research, Part 1

 
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century, Part 1
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research

 
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop
Identifying the Culprit - Assessing Eyewitness Identification

 
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security

 

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues