Government & Policy Roundup | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 82 Issue 12 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 22, 2004

Government & Policy Roundup

Department: Government & Policy

The Department of Commerce has issued the fourth edition of its Technology Administration's guide to state science and technology. Titled "The Dynamics of Technology-Based Economic Development," the report updates information on state infrastructure, advanced degrees, and R&D investment. It is on the Web at

NIH has launched a website, LifeWorks, a career exploration site designed as a resource for high school students and parents, educators, and guidance counselors who want to explore the diversity of careers in health and medical sciences. These jobs are expected to be among the fastest growing over the next 10 years, NIH says. The address is

Jonathan W. Dudas has been nominated to be director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Dudas is deputy director of PTO and has been acting director since James E. Rogan left the post in January.

Chemical toxicity databases that are available to the public can be searched through a new Web-based tool from EPA. Available at, this tool allows structure-analog searching to screen chemicals for potential toxicity.


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