Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

Mayo v. Prometheus Labs: Should Medical Research Be Patentable?

David Yin The affordable sequencing of the human genome introduced the tantalizing prospect of personalized medicine, where medical decisions could be made not merely with respect to knowledge about a disease, but tailored to an individual’s unique physiology. Treatments might therefore be chosen that were more effective, and less deleterious. Genomics is only part of the…

Michelle Obama and the prevalence of the “Angry Black Woman” stereotype

Najah Farley  In her new book, “The Obamas,” Jodi Kantor extensively discusses Michelle Obama’s role as First Lady of the United States. Kantor profiles particular instances where the First Lady informed members of the President’s staff of her displeasure concerning particular policy decisions and issues, as well as being intensely critical of the President. In response, Michelle Obama,…

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