"The Wellcome Trust – the world's largest non-governmental funder of biomedical research* – is branching out into venture capital. The London-based organization announced today (20 March) that it would launch a £200 million business to invest directly in health-care and life-sciences companies. That's a small but noteworthy change of strategy for the charity, which hands out £600 million in research grants each year and has a £14 billion endowment."
Nancy Hopkins, Rosalind Franklin Society Board Member and Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was interviewed in an article entitled "A passion for science without barriers" in this week's issue of Nature.
Edith Widder, PhD, CEO, President and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association and RFS Board Member, was featured in The New York Times this week in a lead Science Times article "Illuminating the Perils of Pollution, Nature's Way."