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Monday, February 4, 2013

Goo of life etc.

Today’s Bioethics cases from @glenn_mcgee involve periods, brain-computer interfacing, blood substitutes, and stem cells. First, though: it was a good game. Only one I watched all season, too. Wrong team won, but what really matters is that we’ve made it through the void. Pitchers and catchers report on February 12, 2013. 7 days, 18 hours and counting… (Continues at Up@dawn)
Also of interest:

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  1.  Point taken and as much as I hate to admit it, the mistakes in that edit r 100% my fault. If I could ask u to point any out... :-)

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Offensive Play by Malcolm Gladwell

How different are dogfighting and football?
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/#ixzz2Jvjx5Mmz

Michael Specter: Is Dr. Oz Doing More Harm Than Good?
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/#ixzz2JvkS9qJs

Life DOES have a funny way of repeating itself. Happy Groundhog Day!  via 

10 Life Lessons from 'Groundhog Day': 

"Tweet as you would be twoten to." , Singularitarian

Read Times Q&A with Singularity guru Ray Kurzwel, then me on why he's wrong.  

RT : I'm talking with  about my new book tmrw. Join the conversation:  

Weighing the End of Life  -How can we measure the quality of life, for our beloved pets or for older, infirm people?

Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions-The suicide of Richard Fee highlights issues in the treatment of A.D.H.D., as youths fake symptoms to feed their addictions to potentially dangerous stimulants.

The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints-When 3-year-old Shepherd Strauss got sick, his parents turned to doctors and drugs. But they couldn’t anticipate that what would help him feel better didn’t come with a prescription.

People often ask what is modern medicine's equivalent of blood letting. It's missing trial data. Future generations will be baffled. (https://twitter.com/bengoldacre/status/297446525666217984)

Unilaterally Raising the Scientific Standard http://t.co/fxnhDn43 Neuroscientist voluntarily renounces bad scientific practices.

Genomic Analysis, the Office Edition
A new computer, made by a company called Knome, is the size of a file cabinet and can filter a person’s genetic information, possibly yielding insights into cancer or other diseases.

Brothers Develop New Device to Halt Allergy Attacks

A quest that two brothers with severe food allergies began 15 years ago has culminated in a new device to inject epinephrine in the event of a severe allergic reaction.
Using DNA to Store Digital Information
Researchers, whose goal is to store the equivalent of a million CDs in a gram of DNA, have developed a technique with an error-correction software, successfully storing and retrieving 739 kilobytes of data.

The industry’s lobbying effort could blunt new competition to its products and reduce the savings anticipated in the federal health care overhaul.

Editorial | The Gun Challenge: Dangerous Gun Myths Guns are a public-health issue, worthy of serious research $$

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