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Rally for Medical Research
Monday, April 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Carnegie Library Grounds at Mt. Vernon Square
801 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

In 1897, a one-room diagnostic laboratory was established on Staten Island to assist with quarantine activities against cholera, yellow fever, smallpox, and plague. Within months, The Hygienic Laboratory, as it was called, had for the first time in the US, isolated the cholera bacillus. This was the beginning of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has since supported life-saving di...

Let’s face it. New Year’s predictions are as plentiful — and perishable — as New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a life-science job seeker, however, keep in mind that this year will almost certainly ring in no increases in NIH grants and a continuation of challenges in Big-pharma  due regulatory and legislative pressures. That’s pretty decent incentive, if you ask me, to stick to your resolution to keep a practical eye on industry trends. Of course, as with any resolution, it’s all about actionability.

To get you started, let’s take thre...

So we finish up the year with two mildly good stories. Unemployment continues to slowly tick down and the genomic world continues to speed ahead albeit with some slight hiccups. According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, we started out in January, 2012 with a 8.3% unemployment rate and will finish the year somewhere around 7.8%. That does not seem like a big difference but considering in Oct of 2009 we were at 10%, it seems a little more significant. My personal outlook is the job market in our life science and diagnostics in...

Who knew that Stephen Colbert would be the superpower behind bringing genomics and synthetic biology to the “Nation”? In the past, he has hosted both Francis Collins, NIH Director and Craig Venter, founder of Synthetic Genomics and Celera on The Colbert Report to discuss the human genome and other topics. But this month, the general public got a real treat. George, not normally in the public-eye as much as some of his peers, made his prime time comedy début. He joined Steven to plug his new book, Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will...

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