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While trolling Google Reader yesterday, I spied something in the Knight Science Journalism Tracker (powered mainly by well-known science writer Charlie Petit) that hit a …

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From Science Insider today comes an announcement of a newly minted effort to sequence 10,000 vertebrate genomes. The Genome 10K Project aims to create a …

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The combined annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the New Horizons in Science conference (sponsored by the Council for the Advancement …

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I wrote below about the unusual number of women recognized during the 2009 Nobel Prizes. Since then, another woman , Elinor Ostrom, PhD, shared the …

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Stanford stem cell researcher Irving Weissman, MD, recently assumed the presidency of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Writing for Nature Reports Stem Cells, …

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A few weeks ago I wrote about the debate swirling around Francis Collins' nomination as NIH director. Some people expressed concerns that Collins' status as …

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I realized a long time ago that there's a downside to someone like me - a complete hypochondriac - covering the cancer beat at a …

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As a church-going scientist-turned-writer, I was on the fence about the recent nomination of geneticist Francis Collins to lead the National Institutes of Health. There's …

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Stanford's Irving Weissman, MD, questions who's really in charge of our national embryonic stem cell research policy.

Stanford's Irving Weissman, MD, questions who's really in charge of our national embryonic stem cell research policy.

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