With Key Staff Missing, Can Science Policy Move Ahead?

Six months into the Trump administration, there are reportedly 46 unfilled science positions that require a Senate confirmation, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy staff has been whittled from 100 to 35. Physicist Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy and former science advisor to President Bill Clinton, discussed how science policy might move ahead with these vacancies in a segment on NPR's Science Friday: