NIH Director Collins is very sad about laboratories stricken by megastorm Sandy.
He suggests we should all "help".
Well sure. We should all help other scientists when disaster strikes.
But you know....? Disaster is striking all over the country. One lab at a time. When they can't keep their funding. And yeah, many of these result in the loss of "cutting edge" work. The loss of "a decade of" samples or mouse lines or other valuables.
What makes the victims of a natural disaster any more worthy than any of the rest of us?