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    Forensic Genetics and the Law

    Panelists talked about genetics, forensics, and their use in the criminal justice system and society. They discussed the DNA evidence routinely used in criminal cases as well as in…

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    After Words with Sasha Issenberg

    In his book Sasha Issenberg discusses election tactics and strategies based on the use of behavioral psychology and experiments with voters to determine the outcome of…

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    Book Discussion on Death's Acre

    William Bass, a forensic anthropologist, talked about the creation of "the Body Farm", a plot of land where he and his colleagues study the decomposition of human corpses in different…

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    Pandemic Flu Preparedness

    Witnesses testified about government efforts to prepare for an influenza pandemic at federal, state, and local levels. Assistant Secretary Agwunobi talked about the $3.8 billion…

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    The Nature of the Autism Spectrum

    The Brookings Institution, in conjunction with The Help Group of Los Angeles and others, held a conference to examine policy proposals for expanding the availability and affordability of…

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    U.S. AIDS Policy

    Dr. Grossman spoke about AIDS policy, research, and funding. Among the topics he discussed were the status of the Ryan White CARE Act and countries most afflicted by…

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    National Strategy for Pandemic Preparedness

    President Bush spoke about his strategy in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic. He asked Congress for 7 billion dollars for cell technology research and vaccination efforts…

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    Advances in Parkinson's Research

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in partnership with the Parkinson’s community, brought together a panel of leading physicians, scientists, and caregivers…

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    Women's Reproductive Health Policy

    Former Commissioner Wood and others talked about women’s health issues and reproductive health policy. They focused on the use of “Plan B” or the “Morning After…

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    Book Discussion on The Genius Factory: The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank

    David Plotz talked about his book The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, published by Random House. The Repository for Germinal Choice, nicknamed the…

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    Book Discussion on The Ethical Brain

    Michael Gazzaniga discussed his book The Ethical Brain, published by Dana Press, with novelist Tom Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe made references to Michael Gazzaniga and…

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    Stem Cell Research and Funding

    Participating by remote connection from Sacramento, California, Dr. Klein talked about the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and his advocacy of stem cell research. He explained…

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    Stem Cell Research

    President Bush talked about stem cell research and his opposition to embryonic stem cell research. He said he had just met with 21 families who had adopted, or given up for adoption,…

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    Stem Cell Research

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) held a news conference on legislation they were introducing that would make the cloning of a human…

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    California Stem Cell Research

    Dr. Klein described the stem cell research project at the California Institute for Regenerative Research. He responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Stem Cell Research

    At a conference hosted by the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, people spoke in support of the use of both adult and embryonic stem cells in research. Michael J. Fox, an…

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    Food and Drug Administration Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hold a hearing on the confirmation of Lester M. Crawford as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He testified…

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    Fiscal Year 2006 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Health officials testified about funding requests for the National Institutes of Health. Among the topics they addressed were the state of scientific research and development, federal…

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    Prescription Drug Safety

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard testimony from medical experts and consumer advocates on drug safety and the approval process for new drugs. Among the…

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    Prescription Drug Effectiveness Research

    Participants talked about the prescription drug approval process, evidence-based research methods, the state of the pharmaceutical industry, and the impact of status quo procedures on…

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