Another sad anniversary

It?s been a summer of depressing anniversaries, but not until now have I had the occasion to remember, vividly, the actual events. I was too young to remember the first reports of linkurl:AIDS, 25 years ago.;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/23586/ Legionnaire?s disease, happened (just a few blocks from where I now work) linkurl:five years earlier;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/88/ than that. But I still remember quite vividly watching President Bush give his linkurl:firs

Brendan Maher
Aug 8, 2006
It?s been a summer of depressing anniversaries, but not until now have I had the occasion to remember, vividly, the actual events. I was too young to remember the first reports of linkurl:AIDS, 25 years ago.;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/23586/ Legionnaire?s disease, happened (just a few blocks from where I now work) linkurl:five years earlier;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/88/ than that. But I still remember quite vividly watching President Bush give his linkurl:first address that specifically affected the life science community.;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/19830/ Five years ago today Bush said that he had spent months educating himself on the subject and searching his soul to finally decide that 60 was a good number of embryonic stem cell lines for people to work on with federal funds. It was one of those few times I ever experienced something both better than I could have hoped and worse than I could have imagined. I didn?t for a second suspect he would budge an...

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