Leon Rosenberg in a grey sports coat
Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.
Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89

He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.

He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.

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National Science Foundation headquarters building
NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds
Andy Carstens | Jul 27, 2022
A review of more than two decades of data finds racial disparities in the success rate of National Science Foundation grant proposals.
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The Right Chemistry, 1935
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2022
Percy Lavon Julian, a young, Black scientist working in Jim Crow America, gained international recognition after beating chemists at the University of Oxford in the race to synthesize the alkaloid physostigmine, used for decades as a treatment for glaucoma.
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Attorneys for the family seek compensation for the company’s sale of cells cloned from tissue removed without consent by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital 70 years ago.
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Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of the family of JAMA journals, holds a laser pointer while speaking
Howard Bauchner Leaves JAMA Following Podcast Fallout
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Top JAMA Editor on Leave in Fallout Over Racism Podcast
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Amanda Heidt | Dec 1, 2020
The African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative plans to boost inclusion in genomic studies and support a more diverse generation of neuroscientists.
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The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the underlying biological dangers of being a minority in the US.