Scenes from a cancer trial

April 15, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Neuroblastoma patients recently got some of the best research news they’ve had in a while – but the news wasn’t perfect for everyone. Word of the advance came in an announcement last month from the national [Read more]

Coyne and Levin, Pt. 2

April 9, 2009

By Jeremy Manier I usually disagree with Yuval Levin, but he’s one of my favorite writers about biotechnology on the right or the left. He’s thoughtful, informed and open to dialogue. He’s also fairly immune to hype about [Read more]

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]