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“A return to power”

That’s the sub-heading from Science Magazine’s “Obama takes the reigns.” The story was yesterday’s little “ScienceNOW” report on the (newly created) Office of the President Elect’s selection of Mario Molina, who will be co-lead for the review of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Molina has received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the nature of the “hole” in the atmospheric ozone layer. He worked in the Clinton OSTP.

That’s the sub-heading from Science Magazine’s “Obama takes the reigns.” The story was yesterday’s little “ScienceNOW” report on the (newly created) Office of the President Elect’s selection of Mario Molina, who will be co-lead for the “review” of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Molina received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the effects of chlorofluorocarbon gases of the “hole” in the atmospheric ozone layer. He worked in the Clinton OSTP. You can watch him talk about global warming, here.

The (newly created) Office of the President Elect also announced that Robin Alta Charo would join the group “reviewing” the Department of Human Health and Services, especially the issues of bioethics, health care and science policy. Charo is a lawyer, one of the founding members of the Center for American Progress and their Bioethics Initiative (a pdf transcript) and Science Progress, formerly on the “medical advisory” boards of the Alan Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood and on Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Committee that made the recommendations on human cloning (continue with cloning for research, but have a 5 year moratorium on cloning for reproduction). She’s notable for coining the term the “endarkenment” as description for President Bush’s Bioethics Council (more, here) and for her comments that there shouldn’t be any problem with abortion for sex selection and that cloning might prove that there isn’t a God and we humans are just a step in evolution.

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