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  • Bursting the genomics bubble

    04/04/2010 8:49:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 671+ views
    Nature ^ | 31 March 2010 | Philip Ball
    The Human Genome Project attracted investment beyond what a rational analysis would have predicted. There are pros and cons to that, says Philip Ball. If a venture capitalist had invested in sequencing the human genome, what would she have to show for it? For scientists, the Human Genome Project (HGP) might lay the foundation of tomorrow's medicine, with drugs tailored to your genetics. But a venture capitalist would want medical innovations here and now, not decades hence. Nearly ten years after the project's formal completion, there's not much sign of them.A team of researchers in Switzerland now argue that the...
  • Profile: Dr. Francis Collins (2006)

    07/10/2009 6:32:26 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 331+ views
    Religion and Ethics Newsletter (PBS) ^ | July 21, 2006 | Bob Abernethy
    NOTE: Article is a cut-and-paste "interview-type" presentation. Here are excerpts: BOB ABERNETHY: Several recent best-selling books have sharpened the old debate between some scientists and some religionists over creation, evolution and, among other issues, stem cell research. We want to re-run today a story we carried this past summer about a man who is both a research scientist and an evangelical Christian, and sees no conflict between the two fields. He is Dr. Francis Collins, who led the massive effort to discover the human genetic code. His book is called "The Language of God." ... Dr. COLLINS (at Press Conference):...
  • Obama's Strange Appointment

    07/10/2009 4:45:43 AM PDT · by SC DOC · 14 replies · 1,311+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2009 | sc doc
    President Obama's appointment of Francis Collins to run the National Institutes of Health is significant as a culture war statement. A devout Christian, Collins is one of the foremost advocates for the notion that science and faith are compatible. The former head of the Human Genome Project, Collins is also the author of The Language of God. He's a strong believer but he doesn't let that weaken his scientific rigor (for instance, he's been critical of Creationism and Intelligent Design). Continued
  • "This is the Way God Made Me":A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the "Gay Gene"

    11/22/2004 2:39:49 PM PST · by Ed Current · 127 replies · 5,480+ views
    Apologetics Press, Inc ^ | 2003 | Brad Harrub, Ph.D., Bert Thompson, Ph.D., Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    The trumpets were left at home and the parades were canceled. The press releases and campaign signs were quietly forgotten. The news was big, but it did not contain what some had hoped for. On April 14, 2003, the International Human Genome Consortium announced the successful completion of the Human Genome Project—two years ahead of schedule. The press report read: "The human genome is complete and the Human Genome Project is over" (see "Human Genome Report...," 2003, emp. added). Most of the major science journals reported on the progress in the field of genetics, but also speculated on how the...