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Eliot works with Science's news staff in Europe and Asia; edits stories on medical research topics in Washington, D.C.; and writes about patents and other science policy issues. As a reporter for Science, he previously covered topics including radiation health risks, space policy, bioethics, and genome sequencing. Before joining Science, he wrote about politics, health care, and energy for The New Republic in Washington.

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  • 19 Oct 1998

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Biomedical researchers had to wait a long time to learn the new budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)--but nobody's complaining.

  • 15 Sep 1998

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND--The U.S. government, responding to growing competition from private companies, is planning to speed up its effort to decode the entire human genome.

  • 4 Sep 1998

    Biomedical researchers can chalk up another big advance on Capitol Hill: The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill that would raise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget by almost $2 billion, to $15.6 billion, a massive increase of 14.7%.

  • 18 Aug 1998

    It's hard to imagine competition in the human genetics research business getting much hotter, but the temperature just rose a notch.

  • 17 Aug 1998

    It's hard to imagine competition in the human genetics research business getting much hotter, but the temperature just rose a notch.

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