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A critique of the Witherspoon stem cell report

January 31, 2012 Paul Knoepfler 16

LatelyĀ I have been critical of an ultra-conservative political think tank-like foundation called the Witherspoon Institute. They have recently joined the federal lawsuit as friends of the plaintiffs suing to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The Witherspoon Council […]

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Is Obama anti-science?

January 30, 2012 Paul Knoepfler 2

When I make the argument as I have repeatedly on this blog and in other contexts that as a whole the Republican Party and its leadership are anti-science, one of the counter arguments fired back at me is that Obama […]

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Secrets of the Witherspoon Gang

January 29, 2012 Paul Knoepfler 1

Most of you know about the 2 scientists who for their own reasons want to kill embryonic stem cell (ESC) research and with it the hopes for millions of people. Relatively new on most of our radar screens, however, is […]