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Following through with President Obama’s executive order issued March 9, Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells (link to PDF), the NIH has released a draft of guidelines revising the NIH’s position on how it may fund “responsible, scientifically worthy human stem cell research, including human embryonic stem cell research.” The funding…

President Obama signed an executive order today to lift the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research signed into place by President Bush in 2001. The ban limited funding to fewer than two dozen existing lines of embryonic stem cells, severely crippling scientists who use embryonic stem cells to research diseases like diabetes,…

The confirmation of two of President Obama’s top science advisers was delayed yesterday as several senators placed anonymous holds on what was expected to be a quick vote. John Holdren and Jane Lubchenco, Obama’s nominees to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, respectively, were…

Chris Mooney on the Colbert Report

ScienceBlogger Chris Mooney appeared on The Colbert report yesterday to discuss the Bush Administration’s ‘war on science.’ According to Chris, the scientists won the war on science when President Obama was elected.

In his inaugural address January 20, President Obama made a promise to America to “restore science to its rightful place.” At Seed Media Group, we are firmly committed to President Obama’s vision and will work to make it a reality. To this end, we have launched a new initiative we’re calling The Rightful Place Project,…

President Obama’s inaugural address yesterday was met with enthusiasm by ScienceBloggers, who were particularly pleased by his promise to “restore science to its rightful place.” But it was the inclusion of “non-believers” among the nation’s religions that prompted the most discussion.William Connolley of Stoat called it “a token nod” in the midst of a mostly…

With rumors swirling that President-elect Barack Obama has offered CNN Chief Health Correspondent Sanjay Gupta the nomination of Surgeon General—a position that involves serving as the operational head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps—ScienceBloggers are divided with respect to their support. While some bloggers have described the appointment as “cool” and “a good pick,”…