Monthly Archives: May 2010

New czar for cancer war

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)—command central for the war on cancer for the last 40 years—will be run by a new general come July. Last week, President Obama nominated Harold Varmus to replace a Bush appointee who, by all accounts, … Continue reading

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Genesis 2.0?

A paper published last week by a hotshot (and media-savvy) researcher got me thinking about genesis – the biological, not the biblical kind. The paper, by biotech’s enfant terrible Craig Venter, is titled “Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by … Continue reading

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