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Francis Collins at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health Laboratory
President Joe Biden tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health Laboratory Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Maryland. From left, Deputy Director of the NIH NIAAID Vaccine Research Center Dr. Barney Graham, Chief Medical Adviser to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and Senior Research Fellow and Coronavirus Team Lead at the NIAIC Vaccine Research Center Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.
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Francis Collins’ Rhetoric About the Unvaccinated is Anything but Christian

Francis Collins is Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also is the most well-known evangelical Christian in the federal science establishment. But his recent rhetoric is anything but Christian. Read More ›
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Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic
Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic

Scientists Kill Embryo Research Time Restrictions

It was all such a con. During the Great Embryonic Stem Cell Debate, “the scientists” promised to restrict embryo-destructive research to 14 days. They said that was because the neural system begins to form after 14 days. Read More ›
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In vitro fertilisation, IVF macro concept

Oversight Needed

Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Aldous Huxley must have been shaking his head and saying “I told you so” after Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls whose genes he claimed to have edited. If true, these are the first genetically engineered human babies. After creating the embryos via in vitro fertilization, He — known in the Read More ›

Bioethics in the Age of Trump

Ever since his unexpected victory, the media have been obsessing over what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for a range of important issues, such as the Paris Agreement on climate change, border enforcement, the judiciary, and Obamacare repeal. But one set of crucial concerns — those that go under the general category of bioethics/biotechnology — has received woefully short Read More ›