July 12, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

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I’m organizing my own thinking on how Trump’s election will impact science and stem cell/regenerative medicine research in particular and will post on that soon, but for now here are some of the early responses I’ve seen where scientists comment on this big, unexpected event and key questions. These are in addition to the almost infinite number of expressions of angst on Twitter. At Nature, “What scientists should focus on — and fear — under Trump” Jeremy Berg, Editor of Science, on Reunifying America …Read More

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Donald Trump wants to build a ‘great wall’ to keep Mexicans out of America and charge for it. I’ve heard many scientists criticize this plan. But if you think about it, in science we already have our own “great” harmful walls related to money and Trump would probably love them. One such wall is the paywall that forces Americans and those around the world to pay to get access to read the scientific literature even though almost 100% of such research is funded by taxpayers. …Read More

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How would Donald Trump, if elected president, impact American science? Would Trump on Science be a good thing, bad thing or somewhere in between? Would he “reject” the NIH budget? Might he even personally reject some grants, “Your R01 is fired” just for fun? And, yes, I know I’m biased. Take our poll. Can we learn anything from what Trump has said about science in the past? Reason gave a score of Trump on Science and not surprisingly they weren’t impressed. They based it …Read More

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Politicians including Trump may start talking about CRISPR more and more in the near future. What if politicians weighed in on CRISPR with Tweets or statements in debates? What if this happened during the particularly charged time of a political campaign such as now? Below is a Saturday science satire in that spirit of imagined Tweets or debate snippets. Trump: Ted Cruz is wrong on CRISPR and a loser. See how much crisper I am than Bush, who is low energy? And my hair is …Read More