GENETIC PRIVACY: GATTACA REVISITED? It’s not a formal part of the cruel, terrifying Trumpcare/Ryancare bill Congress is considering to repeal-and-replace Obamacare. But last week a Congressional committee approved another piece of cruel, terrifying medical legislation.
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
SCIENCE ADVISERS AND SCIENCE ADVICE The new Administration hardly lacks for Fake News, but surely one of the best such items is the rumor that Trump planned to appoint 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate (and climate-change denier)
I’ve been putting off writing about what the TrumPets will do to science and medicine because it’s been so unclear. That’s still true, but what with the inauguration almost upon us, it seems important to
Mulling over our President-elect’s likely impact, especially on medicine and health care, it occurred to me that several ideas being bounced about can be interpreted in a particular way. They are pronatalist (aka natalist) ideas.
GUESSING AT THE CONSEQUENCES OF DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY Stunning as Trump’s upset (and upsetting) capture of the White House was, prognosticators swung into immediate speculation about what it would mean for science and medicine. Note
A FEW WORDS ABOUT PLAGIARISM AND HOW TO AVOID IT Gizmodo’s George Dvorsky helpfully relayed scientific proof of the odds that particular words and phrases in aspiring First Lady Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican
UPDATED: Nobel-worthy gravitational waves; Supreme Court legalities for climate change, abortion, birth control
GRAVITATIONAL WAVES MAKE WAVES Here it is only February, but the long-sought detection of gravitational waves announced last week is likely to be the biggest science news of 2016. The ability to see/hear gravitational waves
WHEW! The Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) subsidies to help people buy health insurance got saved by the US Supreme Court after all, with the somewhat unexpected help (unexpected by me, anyway) of
Whither Obamacare? The fateful US Supreme Court ruling on the legality of many subsidies for Obamacare health insurance premiums (the case known as King v. Burwell) is nearly upon us. Perhaps it will come