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Stem cells and the Obama administration

By |2016-01-14T16:05:49-04:00February 3rd, 2009|Blog|

Time Magazine’s cover story this week is on the promise of stem cell research, and the scientists who persisted developing this field despite obstacles mounted by President George W. Bush. In 2001, without formal rulemaking or even an Executive Order, President Bush announced a policy that effectively put an end to federally funded embryonic stem cell research.  He based his [...]

So now what?

By |2019-03-12T18:33:08-04:00November 5th, 2008|Blog|

The most enjoyable part of my election night was walking away from hipster Williamsburg and past a laundromat where Obama's acceptance speech was playing. Inside the laundromat was a young Orthodox Jewish couple, a biracial lesbian couple, a handful of young adults looking up at a TV. As strange as this scene felt - either a classic 1980s tableau of [...]