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TGIF weekend reads: stem cells, GMOs, #CRISPR, cats, cloning and more

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Sounds recommended weekend reads for you to enjoy since it is Friday and almost the weekend including stem cells, CRISPR, cats, cloning, and more. Holy GMO, China wants to buy Syngenta. RetractionWatch says that Macchiarini will soon be out at Karolinska. For more on this “super surgeon” who used stem cells, see here regarding recent Vanity …

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TGIF: NatGeo sell out, GM Humans, Wild West, Science backstabbing, & more

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It’s a shame that National Geographic (NatGeo) has become part of a corporate empire that is not always consistent, to put it nicely, with data-based reality. Can NatGeo maintain its credibility and impact, when it is owned by a climate change denier (quoted for example as dissing folks as “extreme greenies”) who also has other …

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Science TGIF: useful, fun sciency videos & stuff

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  It’s Friday so time for another one of my TGIF science reads, links, and in this case, videos. The Myth of Beer Goggles? from Neuroskeptic. No drinking (even TGIF drinking) doesn’t necessarily make people seem more attractive…research from the field (bars). Interesting insights from search committee chair on who gets the faculty jobs. Some surprises? Faculty …

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TGIF: recommended weekend science reads & a jar full of RNA

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TGIF recommended weekend reads including thought-provoking reading over a beer, glass of wine, or beaker…and what would RNA taste like? Two from Alexey Bersenev The future of human limb bioengineering Translating Cell Therapies: Academic versus Industry model CIRM blog: two cool recent posts Specialized Embryonic Stem Cells Yield Insights into X Chromosome Inactivation Da Mayor and …

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TGIF: Recommended Science & Medicine Weekend Reads

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With these recommendations I’m aiming for a diverse range of content and perspectives, some of which I may not agree with, but all of which are interesting even if they are beyond research on medicine. Prostate Organoid from Stem Cells. More organoid news. Why Do Glowing Sharks Glow? Not exactly medicine, but a cool piece …

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TGIF: Stem Cell Stream of Consciousness Including CRISPR

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It seems like Fridays are always a good time for reflection. It’s not like the scientist’s week ends on Friday sad to say, but still at least we can pause momentarily TGIF style and reflect on the maelstrom that is our lives, while cracking open another diet Coke or pouring another cup of coffee. This …

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TGIF: Biomedical weekend reading includes some cool papers

TGIF: I’m working on an R01, but I still try to find time to read a wide variety of papers. Below are the science pubs that I’m hoping to get to this weekend. Less Myc, longer “health span” Cell paper from Sedivy Lab. ESC Histone H3.3 nucleosomal functions Epigenetics & Chromatin paper from Keji Zhao Lab. Human …

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TGIF stem cells on the brain: what’s on your mind?

I’ve always got stem cells on the brain. What’s on your mind about stem cells? There’s a ton going on so what specifically has got your attention? What are you thinking about? What has you excited? Depressed? Angry? Hopeful? Headlines from the last few weeks: Nuclear transfer ES cells compared to iPS cells Trounson moves …

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