September 7, 2017

Hurricane Health Toll: Texas Doctor Uses Lessons from Katrina

(Scientific American) – Harvey is the first major storm since the federal government revised emergency preparedness standards for hospitals, in response to Katrina and 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Now, health care providers that receive Medicare or Medicaid dollars must have disaster preparedness plans, including relocation … Read More

September 4, 2017

Dr Con Man: the Rise and Fall of a Celebrity Scientist Who Fooled almost Everyone

(The Guardian) – Scientific pioneer, superstar surgeon, miracle worker – that’s how Paolo Macchiarini was known for several years. Dressed in a white lab coat or in surgical scrubs, with his broad, handsome face and easy charm, he certainly looked … Read More

August 3, 2017

CRISPR Star Jennifer Doudna Calls for Public Debate on Embryo Editing

(San Diego Union-Tribune) – Doudna said she wasn’t cognizant of the ethical issues when she and collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier began exploring CRISPR. Beyond the call for society to grapple with the ramifications of germline editing, Doudna said, it’s difficult to … Read More

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