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  • Parkinsons Disease
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    Parkinson's Disease

    Witnesses testified about funding for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Among the issues they addressed were the current treatments for the disease, the effects of…

  • Forensic Genetics and the Law
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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 investigations…

  • After Words with Sasha Issenberg
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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 elections. Mr.…

  • emDeaths Acreem
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    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 environments. He talked…

  • emState of Fearem
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    State of Fear

    Michael Crichton spoke about science policy development. His book State of Fear, published by HarperColllins, was a fictional account of the politics behind global warming studies. Mr.…

  • emSplendid Solution  Jonas Salkem
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    Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk

    Mr. Kluger talked about his biography, Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The author described the childhood of Jonas Salk, his work…

  • Worldwide Efforts to Eradicate Polio
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    Worldwide Efforts to Eradicate Polio

    Mr. Majiyagbe, president of Rotary International, talked about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio from the entire world. He focused on Rotary’s approach to promoting peace, addressing the…

  • emThe Proteus Effectem
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    The Proteus Effect

    Ms. Parson talks about her book The Proteus Effect: Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine, published by Joseph Henry Press. She talked about the current state of research into stem…

  • emThe Ethical Brainem
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    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 Mr. Gazzaniga’s previous book,…

  • emBloodsworth   Exonerated by DNAem
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    Bloodsworth: Exonerated by DNA

    Mr. Junkin talks about his book Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA, published by Shannon Ravenel Books. The author told Kirk Bloodsworth’s story of…

  • Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
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    Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research

    President Bush addressed the nation from his Texas home and announced that he would support limited federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. He said he would limit funding to…

  • Pandemic Flu Preparedness
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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…

  • The Nature of the Autism Spectrum
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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 early…

  • emThe Genius Factory  The Nobel Prize Sperm Bankem
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    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 Nobel…

  • US AIDS Policy
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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 HIV. Dr. Grossman also…

  • Advances in Parkinsons Research
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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 to provide an overview of the…

  • National Strategy for Pandemic Preparedness
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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 from…

  • Womens Reproductive Health Policy
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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 Pill” as a means of birth…

  • Stem Cell Research and Funding
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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 that the…

  • Stem Cell Research
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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, frozen…

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