More Bad Science Reporting on Cloning

I grow weary: Science journalists should report science matters accurately, without spin and the usual hype seen in the ESCR/human cloning debates. Alas, we don’t see much of that in this report, byline Dave Mosher of LiveScience. The story is about Ian Wilmut, the veterinarian who supervised . . . . Continue Reading »

Data Stored in Living Cells

According to this report, scientists have stored data in living neurons for the first time, opening the potentiality for “cyborg computer chips.” From the story:Many believe that complex patterns of neuronal firing are templates for memory, which the brain uses when storing information. . . . . Continue Reading »

Stem Cell Radio

This is an interesting radio interview (NPR: Diane Rehm) about the current stem cell controversies. It is worth a listen. The guests areRick Weiss, science reporter for “The Washington Post” Dr. John Gearhart, professor of medicine and director of the stem cell program at Johns Hopkins . . . . Continue Reading »

Columnist Meets the "Real" Jack Kevorkian

Mitch Albom, a columnist for the Detroit Free Press interviewed Kevorkian face-to-face, and apparently was taken aback by what he experienced. After a little time with Kevorkian, Albom writes, “I couldn’t imagine a suffering so bad that I would want Kevorkian to be the last person . . . . Continue Reading »