Clueless on Cloning

The New York “all the news we see fit to print” Times has a clueless editorial out today about human/animal hybrid cloning. Here are a few tidbits:Stem cell research in the United States has been hobbled for years by severe and misguided restrictions on federal funding. But now a vexing . . . . Continue Reading »

More Cloning Hype from Ian Wilmut

The media can’t get enough of this man’s pontificating, but they don’t look at his history to see that what he says should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. For example, Wilmut wrote in his book The Second Creation, that he wanted nothing to do with human cloning. Rather, . . . . Continue Reading »

Pictures From Italy

Secondhand Smokette once insisted that I “get a hobby” so that I would find ways to relax. I began to shoot photographs. Here are a few I am pleased with from our recent sojourn in Italy that I share for your (I hope) enjoyment.This is a shot in Rome taken from just above the Forum to . . . . Continue Reading »

Adult Stem Cells in the News

Whilst I have been sojourning in the land of incredible pasta, a lot has been happening on the adult stem cell front. In order to catch up, I’ll just include a few links and let those of you who are interested follow where they lead:- Bone marrow stem cells appear to have helped save a German . . . . Continue Reading »

Young Woman Charged With Killing Newborn

Awful stories such as this one pop up from time to time: A Pittsburgh woman gave birth and is charged with killing her newborn daughter minutes after she was born:“The defendant made no attempt to seek medical care and even went so far as to deny to medical personnel that she had even given . . . . Continue Reading »

A Not So New Kind of Suicide Hotline

Not to prevent suicide, but to help you learn how to do the deed: A new how-to-commit-suicide hot line, er “counseling” service brought to you from the zealots at Compassion and Choices (formerly Hemlock Society). Typically in efforts such as this, the suicide promoters always try to . . . . Continue Reading »