The Personal Side of Science

When we ask what you would like to see more of in The Scientist, one of the suggestions we always get is "more personal stories of science." We're taking steps in that direction. We introduced a new feature Feb. 18 called Profile, which we are publishing as a closing element on the last editorial page of each issue. Appropriately enough, that first one was about John Marburger, the science adviser to US President George W. Bush. We followed that March 4 with a "look-ahead" type of article about

Larry Hand
Mar 17, 2002
When we ask what you would like to see more of in The Scientist, one of the suggestions we always get is "more personal stories of science." We're taking steps in that direction.

We introduced a new feature Feb. 18 called Profile, which we are publishing as a closing element on the last editorial page of each issue. Appropriately enough, that first one was about John Marburger, the science adviser to US President George W. Bush. We followed that March 4 with a "look-ahead" type of article about Tracey McNamara, who was first to diagnose West Nile virus as a killer of birds in New York in 1999 and has since led an effort to set up an effective monitoring network for the future.

In this issue, we feature Matthew Meselson, a scientist sought out by many journalists recently in search of facts about bioterrorism. But...

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