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Michael Eisen

Blog Entries by Michael Eisen

The Destructive Myopia of the NIH Study on Grant Funding and Race

Posted August 25, 2011 | 17:05:19 (EST)

Last week Science published a paper describing the results of an National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored investigation into the impact of a scientist's race on the probability that their grants will be funded.

The findings were striking:

After controlling for the applicant's educational background, country of origin, training,...
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Hey Mr. Bioethicist, Scientists are Not Amoral

Posted March 10, 2009 | 03:03:39 (EST)

Yuval Levin, former Executive Director of the President's Council on Bioethics, has an op-ed in Tuesday's Washington Post arguing that Obama's new stem cell policy is dangerous. Levin does not argue that stem cell research is bad. Rather he is upset that Obama did not dictate which uses of...

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John Conyers Tries [and Fails] to Explain His Opposition to Public Science Access

Posted March 9, 2009 | 01:56:47 (EST)

Lawrence Lessig and I have been writing about the link between publisher contributions to members of the House Judiciary Committee and their support for H.R. 801 -- a bill that would end the newly implemented NIH public access policy that makes all works published as part of...

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