The Scientist tells the story of Stephen Heinemann, a neurologist at the Salk Institute, who lost all his funding from the Salk Institute Council Endowment that, along with two NIH grants and private money, funded his mouse lab. Heinemann laid off his staff and now is worried that he'll be next out the door. DrugMonkey adds that there are a lot of layers to the story -- age (Heinemann is 70), intellectual property, and more. "This situation has complexity, in-fighting and political maneuvering written all over it," he writes, also adding, "Ug-ly."
It's a Fight to Watch
Apr 14, 2009