A few years into science's #MeToo movement, the government agencies that fund American science are still working on solidifying rules meant to keep harassers from working with students, and to deter harassment in the future.
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
The National Institutes of Health also released the numbers of scientists it has taken action against, in response to claims they harassed others.
Several members of Congress are already eying legislation to require universities to report taxpayer-funded harassers to the government.
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New rules that go into effect in May could prevent scientists from discussing their work with Parliament, public-health researchers say.