Biden’s ‘Advanced Research’ Agency May Have Pros And Cons, Congressional Research Service Concludes
CRS poses series of questions about how a new federal agency tasked with speeding translational research for treating high-impact diseases would work, including potential downsides and whether it would duplicate government programs already in place.
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