SCBE In The News

January 2009:

Lt. Governor John Garamendi is proposing a plan that would allow high-school graduates to earn medical degrees in just five years. Clarence Braddock was interviewed during this segment.

David Magnus provides comment in this piece on personal genomics in Network World Middle East. (UAE). For a copy, email

This piece discusses how researchers are studying how brain research may affect our views of criminal responsibility and legal decision making. Hank Greely provides comment in this article.

The FDA has cleared the way for the world's first study of human embryonic stem cell therapy. Geron Corp. plans to start a clinical trial to try to use the stem cells to regrow nerve tissue in patients with acute spinal cord injury. Christopher Scott is quoted in this article, which also appears in the San Francisco Examiner. Scott also comments in a report in the Stanford Daily. A more general article on embryonic stem cell research appears in the San Jose Mercury News.