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...
Friday, February 24, 2017
Reproductive Health Funding and Why it Matters
Conflict and war can have an enormous impact on demography and population health. When active fighting breaks out in an area it can lead to ...
Friday, February 3, 2017
Save the Planet? Nonsense! But still.....
O ne hears a lot of Doomsday pleas that we should cut back on our consumption of carbon fuels, eat less meat, fish less, and so on--or els...
Friday, January 27, 2017
Evolution as a pachinko history: what is 'random'?
W e discussed a Japanese pachinko machine in an earlier post , a pinball machine, as an example of the difference between randomness and det...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Relatedness is relative: How can I be 85% genetically similar to my mom, but only related to her by half?
First of all, no. I am not the lovechild of star-crossed siblings, or even cousins, or even second cousins. This is a gee-whiz kind o...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
T his year was one that shook normal politics to its core. Our belief in free and fair elections, in the idea that politicians strive to te...
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