HUZZAH! SEVEN “NEARBY” “HABITABLE” PLANETS! Not to denigrate the scientific achievement, which is noteworthy for its novelty and sophistication. Not to denigrate (much) the excitement on Twitter and other media, rounded up by Becky Ferreira
Archives for February 2017
Genome-editing of designer babies OK in some cases; huge CRISPR patent fight decision, but who’s the ultimate winner?
No politics this time! Unless science politics counts. DESIGNER BABIES ARE OK SOMETIMES The National Academy of Sciences, bless its heart, has tackled once again the genomic future that is just a moment away from
MARCH IN APRIL The scientists’ march on Washington, discussed here at On Science Blogs a couple weeks ago, is now definitely a Thing. Here’s the March for Science web site. Hashtags #ScienceMarch and #marchforscience; Twitter
Embryos with DNA from pigs and people. Plus science politics, immigration, and–once more–Donald Trump’s psyche
THAT HUMAN-PIG HYBRID It’s going to take a really long time to get from the new reports of human-pig hybrid embryos to the work’s ultimate goal, which is organs for transplant into human patients. The