Well, One in 416 ... No, Wait. That's Still Bad | GenomeWeb

Earlier this week, Jonathan Eisen posted on a topic that came as something of a surprise to GTO (and, it seems, to Eisen as well). Titled "Good week for biology in the Bush Administration," the post details the winners of the National Medals of Science, which included some names familiar to this community, such as Marvin Caruthers and Rita Colwell. Also, he notes that plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff is the new science advisor to Condi Rice.

 

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