News FocusJAMES BATTEY PROFILE

NIH's Man in the Middle of the Stem Cell Debate

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Science  07 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5612, pp. 1509
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5612.1509

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James Battey knows that he works in a fishbowl. As head of a National Institutes of Health panel managing stem cell research within the bounds established by the Bush Administration, Battey hopes to satisfy researchers who want to extend the scientific frontier without incurring the wrath of politicians who raise the specter of "human embryo farms."