Author Archives: Mary Woolley


This article is in Summit on Human Gene Editing, Spring 2016

Purposeful science In “Fact Check: Scientific Research in the National Interest Act” (Issues, Winter 2016), Congressman Lamar Smith critiques the concerns presented by Democrats, scientists, and a number of social science associations about his bill, H.R. 3293. As proposed, the bill confuses the nature of basic science and adds bureaucracy that would impose a layer […]


This article is in Standardized Testing Takes Center Stage, Winter 2002-2003

Federal research funding The sharing of costs between sponsors and performers is a contentious issue with ancient roots. What we know for sure is that performances have definite costs and that someone has to pay them. What we do not know is how much performances should cost and what strategies are best for society if, […]