Author: Seth Mnookin

Live, from Harvard Square– it’s the Sabeti Lab!

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Katie Couric promotes dangerous fear mongering with show on the HPV vaccine.

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This Thursday at MIT: ChartGirl in all of her glorious awesomeness

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Misogyny and sexism in SciComm, pt 2: Act inappropriately and suffer the consequences. Full stop.

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A chance to discuss sexism & misogyny in science communication: DNLee, Bora, & the SciAm fiasco

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Crosby’s labyrinth, or why I couldn’t stop myself from replying to the vaccine conspiracy theorist to end all conspiracy theorists.

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A PSA to journalists writing about vaccines: Thimerosal was never used in the MMR vaccine

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A Jenny McCarthy reader, Pt. 4: The real dangers in following Jenny’s advice

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A Jenny McCarthy reader, Pt. 3: Jenny legitimizes the scientific fringe

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A Jenny McCarthy Reader, Pt. 2: Jenny brings her anti-vaccine views to Oprah

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