We found lots of reasons to be proud of the ingenuity of our San Diego neighbors.
There is much more than genomics that will go into curing cancer. In fact, our fight against cancer is even more complex than the science itself.
Zoological differences could be a factor in the different treatment of sea lions at La Jolla Cove and seals at the Children’s Pool.
While most people’s instinct is to protect personal information, genetic sequences are vital to scientific progress. We have to find a way to balance our need for privacy to keep pace with expectations.
Attorney Bryan Pease has spent years pushing for a year-round rope to protect seals at the Children’s Pool. When it comes to sea lions, though, he’s on the side of local business owners.
We need to re-imagine our national funding system for science, and instead demand and reward collaboration among scientists. That means doing away with our notions of the individual hero.
It’s not just nerd stuff. Information technology guides many of the city’s critical functions. So why aren’t we asking the candidates about it?
The discussion of how scientific discoveries can be harnessed and turned into products or services looms anew in San Diego, where local universities and researchers pull in more than $1 billion in government and private grants yearly.
The key to a regional innovation-based economy is a critical mass of jobs for creative and knowledgeable scientists, engineers and product developers at all stages of their careers and lives.
Deep public support and the gift of hundreds of acres of land helped recruit top scientists and researchers to San Diego in the decades following World War II.