Archive for January 1st, 2011

January 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm § in America

Patents on Genes

On May 12, 2009, the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a lawsuit charging that patent on BRCA1 gene was invalid.  Mary Claire King, now a Professor at  the University of Washington, discovered BRCA1 and showed that is it is associated with breast and ovarian cancer. The suit cha[...]

January 1st, 2011 - 6:42 pm § in Misc.

Photography: Work by Paul Berger and Others

One of the most amazing things about the UW, is its invisibility! Browsing through the campus I found this remarkable ‘show” of work by photographers .. students and faculty. See more here.[...]

January 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Bill Gates on Research In Education

We  spend more money by every measure than any other system. Any way you look at it we spend by far the most money. So that is a dilemma. What are we going to do to get more out of the investments we make? Are there practices in terms of helping teachers be better that […][...]

January 1st, 2011 - 11:29 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Burke Goes to Antartica for Xmas

Burke Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology Christian Sidor and two UW graduate students, Adam Huttonlocker and Brandon Peecock depart for a two-month trip to search for fossils in Antarctica.  More stories from their trip.[...]