Table of Contents

Issues in Focus: Science and the Law

Summer 2000


From the Hill

Report calls genetically altered plants safe; White House to boost oversight; Republican senators clash at hearing on stem cell research; NASA reexamines faster, better, cheaper strategy; Ehlers introduces three bills aimed at bolstering science education

The Boom in Industry Research

Charles F. Larson

Retiring the Social Contract for Science

David H. Guston

Beyond the Social Contract Myth

Robert Frodeman, Carl Mitcham

Improving Communication About New Food Technologies

David Greenberg, Mary Graham

Science and the Law

Donald Kennedy, Richard A. Merrill

Science in the Courtroom

Stephen Breyer

Expert Testimony: The Supreme Court’s Rules

Margaret A. Berger

Reconciling Research and the Patent System

Q. Todd Dickinson

Science Advocacy and Scientific Due Process

Frederick R. Anderson

Roundtable: Medical Privacy

Janlori Goldman, Paul Schwartz, Paul Tang

Book Review: Science and the law

Patrick A. Malone

Legal Alchemy: The Use & Misuse of Science in the Law
, by 
David Faigman.

Book Review: Preserving privacy

Priscilla Regan

Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century
, by 
Simson Garfinkel.