NIH Director's Statement Regarding The Stem Cell Ruling From The Court Of Appeals

by jeeg 2. May 2011 22:46
"I am delighted and relieved to learn of the decision of the Court of Appeals. This is a momentous day—not only for science, but for the hopes of thousands of patients and their families who are relying on NIH-funded scientists to pursue life-saving discoveries and therapies that could c... [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]

Dr. Francis Collins Kicks the Genomic Medicine Can Down the Road

by jeeg 29. June 2010 23:54
Francis Collins, in a Scientific American guest blog, called genetic research "an epic drama being played out year after year." He said we shouldn't worry about what we haven't yet accomplished but see the galss as half full and "growing fuller every day." DNA sequencing costs are gettin... [More]

Ten Year Anniversary of the Human Genome Project - Expectations Diminshed

by jeeg 26. June 2010 00:01
Ten years ago the Human Genome Project announced it had completed the first draft of the blueprint for human life. It was hailed as a huge scientific advance, comparable to putting a man on the moon. President Bill Clinton declared: "We'll go from knowing almost nothing about how our genes w... [More]

Human Genome Project at Ten Years- Questions Grow as to Value of Genomic Medicine Research

by jeeg 17. June 2010 18:52
Andrew Pollack joins Nicholas Wade ( "Awaiting the Genome Payoff" in the New York Times) in questioning the wholesale focus of biological research in the promise of genetics as personalized medicine without much to show for it. He writes:  "Ten years after President Bill C... [More]
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