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Literally unbelievable secret GOP plan for NIH Sequestration

The GOP, guided by nationally-respected CEOs, has devised a 20-point plan (below) to turn NIH into a for-profit enterprise in reaction to Sequestration. $1,000¬†service fee per grant application. Destination fee: Applicant’s proposal is guaranteed to be assigned to requested study section. $5,000. Extra “baggage” fee to those whose previous grants were triaged to make those …

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Perfect storm dodged: what are three key challenges for stem cell field going into 2013?

I recently attend a conference in Florida called The World Stem Cell Summit. It was very enjoyable and unique in that it brings together and is open to all constituents of the stem cell world. I gave a couple talks and did an “expert” luncheon at this meeting, but what I enjoyed most was talking …

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Jeremy Berg interview part II: the future of NIH funding

Berg-Heat-Shot

Yesterday I had part I of my interview with NIGMS former Director, Dr. Jeremy Berg. Today we have part II of the interview, which I found very interesting and helpful in providing a glimpse into NIH. I appreciate Dr. Berg doing the interview and his frankness. Given the budgetary issues facing NIH in terms of …

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