Book Discussion on The Art and Politics of Science

Harold Varmus talked about his book The Art and Politics of Science (W.W. Norton and Co.; February 2, 2009). A former graduate student in… read more

Harold Varmus talked about his book The Art and Politics of Science (W.W. Norton and Co.; February 2, 2009). A former graduate student in English literature, he talked about his series of career changes on the way to winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He talked about the process of scientific research and health research funding and detailed some of the more significant medical research of recent decades. Dr. Varmus responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

Harold Varmus, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, is a former director of the National Institutes of Health and co-recipient of a Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer. He is currently a science adviser to President Obama. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • May 10, 2009 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 10, 2009 | 9:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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