- Not Exactly Rocket Science
Spotted links – 28th August 2010
Geneticist Hugh Rienhoff has finally found a promising gene that might explain his daughter’s mystery genetic disorder. You must read Brendan Maher’s feature on Reinhoff from Nature in 2007.
“A US court has issued a temporary block against federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research as permitted by the Obama administration last year,” says Nature. More from New Scientist, some history from It’s Okay to be Smart, and the Independent has a contest to see which scientist can provide the most outraged quote.
At CNN, ocean scientists Chris Reddy talks about how he-said-she-said reporting screwed up the coverage of the Gulf oil spill. He has a point. Last week the NYT said, “Oil