Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Law of No Restraint
T here's a new law of science reporting or, perhaps more accurately put, of the science jungle. The law is to feed any story, no matter...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Some genetic non-sense about nonsense genes
T he April 12 issue of Nature has a research report and a main article about what is basically presented as the discovery that people typic...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Reforming research funding and universities
A ny aspect of society needs to be examined on a continual basis to see how it could be improved. University research, such as that which...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The (bad) luck of the draw; more evidence
A while back, Vogelstein and Tomasetti (V-T) published a paper in Science in which it was argued that most cancers cannot be attributed ...
Friday, March 24, 2017
Paid To Prey (PTP) journals
I n the bad old days if you as a scientist had something worth saying, a journal would (after vetting through a mainly fair confidential rev...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Higher resolution discrimination: The GOP wants to allow employers to require genetic testing
This morning, Ed Yong published an article that takes on issues that we at the The Mermaid's Tale care very deeply about. Link to a...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Replacing the Affordable Care Act -- what's so complicated?
N obody knew health care could be so complicated? Er, except everybody but Mr Trump. And yes, it's a huge behemoth of a system, but the...
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