September 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Jill Howlin

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Jill Howlin’s drawings about science and policy have a unique, edgy style that packs a punch. I have invited her to weigh in here now and then with new illustrations that touch upon stem cell or other innovative biomedical matters. Jill’s new drawing today relates to some key stem cell issues such as clinical safety, choice of stem cells, homologous use, and more. You can read my post from this week on the myth that stem cells are homologous to all tissues. Jill tells me that she put an Irish humour …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