Searching for Margaret Hamburg

Eli is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine.

Over at The New Republic's health care blog, Jonathan Cohn is wondering why an apparently qualified expert on infectious disease—a member of the Institute of Medicine, no less—has yet to get a Senate confirmation vote to become commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Margaret Hamburg is President Barack Obama's nominee to run FDA, which has been working to prepare vaccines and develop diagnostic tools to understand swine flu.

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