December 5, 2016

Phillip Nitschke Launches ‘Militant’ Campaign for Unrestricted Adult Access to Euthanasia

(The Guardian) – The voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has launched a “militant” campaign to push for unrestricted adult access to a peaceful death. Nitschke announced the launch of Exit Action on Sunday morning, describing the new organisation as a … Read More

October 27, 2016

Pioneering Geneticist Explains Ambitious Plan to “Write” the Human Genome

(JAMA) – As part of his 1984 doctoral thesis, Church developed and described the first direct DNA sequencing method that became the precursor to modern-day next-generation sequencing approaches. Church was involved in launching the Human Genome Project and received 1 … Read More

October 3, 2016

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for Work on ‘Cell Recycling’

(The Washington Post) – Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering and elucidating a key mechanism in our body’s defense system that involves degrading and recycling parts of cells. Known as autophagy, this … Read More

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