Christian Richey

Christian Richey

Total 27 Posts
  • New York, New York
Christian Richey ( is a staff writer at Innovation Policy News. He is currently a senior at the New School studying journalism.

DOE Ramps Up Investments in Clean Energy R&D

More than $500 million worth of new investments target solar power and storage for the grid, EV batteries, and other technologies to reduce emissions from cars and trucks.

New Research Consortium Tackles Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

There are 7,000 “rare diseases,” and most stem from a specific gene mutation, yet only two currently have FDA-approved gene therapies.

DOE, NREL Energize Cyber Solutions for Grid Modernization

In a new public−private partnership, developers will use lab simulations to tailor cybersecurity solutions for the electricity grid.

White House Updates Strategic Plan for Nanotechnology

The plan spells out five broad goals—starting with ensuring the United States remains a leader in nanotech R&D.

FDA Approves First Treatment for Rare Pediatric Immune Disorder

A new regenerative tissue therapy allows children born without the gland that produces white blood cells to develop sufficient immune support.

NSF Places Research Bets on New Data-Science Institutes

The new investment comes in an effort to harness the power of the data revolution as part of an ongoing NSF program to identify and support emerging opportunities for U.S. leadership in science and technology.

OSTP Sketches Blueprint for a National Strategic Computing Reserve

In the digital age, “break glass in case of emergency” may signal a need to “send in the computer experts.” The NSCS’s volunteer subject-matter experts would resemble the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and the Merchant Marines.
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