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The week in science and science policy 10/30/17-11/5/17

By | November 6, 2017

1. Sen. Rand Paul’s mission to change federal research proposal peer-review panels Senator Paul proposed a bill that would add two new members to peer-review panels for federal funding applications. One would be an expert in a field unrelated to the research who has not worked in academia for 10 years, while the other would… Read More »

The best reads in science/science policy 02/24/17–03/03/17

By | March 7, 2017

1. The deep ties between Patient Groups and Industry One of the last bills passed under President Obama was the 21st Century Cures Act, which was purportedly meant to expand biomedical research and increase the speed by which new drugs reach patients (see my opinion on it here). The drafting of the act was an epic battle… Read More »

Trump’s fetishization of the Great Man Theory

By | March 7, 2017

Originally published on Medium It is an extremely attractive story, and one that we’ve seen before. A child is deathly ill, and when doctors are stymied a parent does everything they can to discover the cure. In fact, Hollywood has been quick to turn this tale into movies. In 1992, Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon starred… Read More »