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Fortune: How to reboot the bioscience revolutionupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 15:37:00

On a balmy summer day 10 years ago, President Bill Clinton announced an accomplishment that was likened to landing men on the moon: The sequencing of a nearly complete human genome. Flanked in the White House by the two scientists mostly responsible for it, Francis Collins and Craig Venter, the president and other speakers brashly opined that new drugs and treatments would soon flow from this historic achievement.

US apologizes for infecting Guatemalans with STDs in the 1940supdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 22:18:00

The United States apologized Friday for a 1946-1948 research study in which people in Guatemala were intentionally infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

U.S. gave STDs to Guatemalansupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 22:18:00

The United States is apologizing to Guatemala for research that purposely gave people sexually transmitted diseases.

Embryonic stem cells: Outmoded scienceupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 10:41:00

As you turn on your HDTV and watch the endless controversy over embryonic stem cell research, ask yourself: Should the government spend taxpayer dollars to develop that bulky old cathode-ray television you once owned?

Judge stops stem cell federal fundingupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 10:41:00

In August, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin broke down what the stem cell ruling meant for the president and what happens next.

Government appeals court ruling blocking stem-cell research fundingupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 19:00:00

The Justice Department, as promised, moved Tuesday to block a court ruling preventing use of government funds for embryonic stem cell research.

Government will appeal injunction against stem cell fundingupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 13:40:00

The Obama administration will appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily block federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller confirmed Tuesday.

Stem cell research progressupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 21:33:00

13 human embryonic stem cell lines are approved for federally funded research.

First new stem cell lines approved for funding under Obama guidelinesupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 21:33:00

Thirteen new human embryonic stem cell lines have been approved for use in federally funded research -- the first to be approved under an executive order from President Obama -- the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. Leading Geneticist to Write Book on Staying Wellupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 14:15:00

Dr. Francis Collins, arguably the nation's leading geneticist, is working on a book that promises "stunning new revelations about why we get sick, what it means to be healthy and more Anti-Genetic Testing Bill Passesupdated: Fri May 02 2008 13:25:00

Congress sent President Bush a bill Thursday forbidding employers and insurance companies from using genetic tests Scientist Creates Life -- Almostupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 11:15:00

Craig Venter has built the first man-made genome. Soon those genes may cause a cell to come alive. This tiny organism will be Venter's own -- and that's just the start

Collins: Why this scientist believes in Godupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 11:25:00

I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views.

God vs. science: Can religion stand up to the test?updated: Sun Nov 05 2006 03:12:00

( -- It's a debate that long predates Darwin, but the anti-religion position is being promoted with increasing insistence by scientists angered by intelligent design and excited, perhaps intoxicated, by their disciplines' increasing ability to map, quantify and change the nature of human experience.

The code of lifeupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 09:55:00

Genes are the basic building blocks of life, and in studying them genetic science is giving us the ability to adapt and alter ourselves fundamentally, providing unprecedented opportunities to improve on nature.

Top 25: Medical storiesupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 15:49:00

Much of the marvel of medicine has to do with discovery. Mapping the human genome, the complete sequence of DNA, gave scientists a blueprint for building a person, making it the No. 1 medical story, according to a distinguished panel CNN gathered to rank the top 25 medical stories of the past quarter-century.


When future historians finish deflating the late 20th century, an era acutely distended by hype, they'll probably be left with just two events worth entire chapters. One was the advent of the compu...

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