Lacks Family Post Historic Photo at NIH

by jeeg 12. August 2013 19:03
An image capture from last week's historical moment: As many of you may know today the National Institutes of Health "N.I.H." and the Lacks family reached agreement for the use of the Henrietta Lacks Genome data. "It was an honor to be included in the conversation of the future of Henriett... [More]

Leahy Calls for NIH March-In Against Myriad But Some Patents Not Subject to Bayh-Dole

by jeeg 23. July 2013 22:40
The National Institutes of Health should use its march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to force Myriad Genetics Inc. to license its patents related to testing for genetic mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer, according to a July 12 letter sent by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy ... [More]

NIH seeks proposals to study genomic sequencing in newborn period

by jeeg 10. August 2012 19:02
The National Institutes of Health is seeking proposals for research projects on the implications of information obtained from sequencing the genome to identify diseases in newborns. The intent of funding such projects is to further the understanding of disorders that appear during the newborn pe... [More]

US Appeals Court Overturns Ban On Stem-Cell Funding

by jeeg 29. April 2011 20:48
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a trial judge's preliminary injunction that blocked government funding of research involving human embryonic stem cells, a significant legal victory for the Obama administration. The U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a ... [More]

Grassley Questions NIH Ethics

by jeeg 30. October 2010 03:23
Senator Charles Grassley (R–IA) is asking more questions about ethics policies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In one of his last actions as ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Grassley is concerned about intramural researchers at the National Cancer Institute (N... [More]

Court Allows Funding of Stem Cell Research to Continue

by jeeg 29. September 2010 11:21
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington granted the Obama administration's request to allow the funding from the National Institutes of Health while it appeals a judge's order blocking... [More]

The Plague In Chicago-Unanswered Questions

by jeeg 15. September 2010 00:09
One year ago on September 13, 2009 at the University of Chicago, Professor Malcolm Casadaban who had been working under a US government research on Bio-terrorism and Prevention Grant passed away. The story of his death and the reasons behind his death are still a mystery despite... [More]

Bill Introduced in Senate to Legalize Stem Cell Funding

by jeeg 14. September 2010 00:57
Sen. Arlen Specter on Monday initiated a drive to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, superseding conflicting court decisions that he said are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases. The Pennsylvania Democrat, speaking on the Senate floor as senator... [More]

Stem Cell Ban Lifted

by jeeg 12. September 2010 21:24
A federal appeals court here ruled Thursday that federal financing of embryonic stem cell research could continue while the court considers a judge’s order last month that banned the government from underwriting the work. The ruling by the United States Court of Appeals could save... [More]

Stem Cell Debate

by jeeg 10. September 2010 23:15
LAST MONTH, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction barring the federal government from funding research on embryonic stem cells. The judge cited the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which puts off-limits federal dollars for work "in whi... [More]
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