Policy

A Witness to Science History

March 9, 2009

Janet Rowley, M.D. By Jeremy Manier This was a long but exhilarating day for Janet Rowley, who was at President Obama’s side as he signed the executive order creating a new stem-cell policy. I caught up with her by phone in D.C. this afternoon [Read more]

Watch the Fine Print on Stem Cells

March 6, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier The Washington Post reported this afternoon that President Obama plans to lift the Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research funding via executive order on Monday. Now comes the hard [Read more]

Beyond Stem Cells

February 14, 2009

Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison By Jeremy Manier Suddenly George W. Bush is no longer the easiest target for anyone frustrated at the pace of scientific progress. He started to occupy that position at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 9, [Read more]