September 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

CRISPR bioethics

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There’s a great meeting going on today here at UC Davis starting soon on CRISPR, focused on the intersection of the science with bioethical and legal issues. I’ve been helping to organize this meeting, but kudos and thanks go to my colleague Mark Yarborough who took the lead in organizing the meeting and did most of the work. I’m hoping as time permits to do a few semi-live blog posts on the meeting as it goes along. If things are too busy, I will …Read More

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Science humor can be fun especially if it has an edge to it and if one is a bit burned out on grant writing. In that spirit, we have two silly science jokes for a Thursday. Why did the professor make an ovine-feline chimera? Answer: She had always wanted to herd cats. Why did the bioethicist cross the road? Answer: To “get out of the way” of Steven Pinker and the glorious progress of biomedical research using CRISPR on humans. If you don’t get this one, …Read More