What I’ve Been Up To
What I Talk About
- change is good?
- comics say it best
- correlation does not equal causation
- did we get bought out by China?
- don't drag your kids into your misguided beliefs
- evolution isn't up for debate
- excuse me while i swoon
- genetics is not evil
- giant microbes
- go gophers!
- happily ever after
- i'm a nerd
- i also like the NIH
- ignorant people bother me
- i like my job
- i miss minneapolis
- i tend to be excitable
- i want some freakin' popcorn
- just one thing?!
- love and marriage
- my bridesmaids will be barefoot
- my God i'm prepared
- oh yeah the GRE
- please let me into grad school
- stem cells!!!
- syracuse is not a real city
- syracuse is nothing like home
- Thanks Margaret Sanger
- the CDC is da bomb
- the internet is not your homeboy
- theory is not a four-letter word
- troubleshooting PCR sucks
- two does not equal four
- vaccinate your children
- woo!!! research!!!
- yes i do have opinions
Category Archives: Science Ethics
What “The Pill” Did (on CNN.com) (***WARNING: I’m gonna talk about sex. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.***) It’s the 50th anniversary of “The Pill” this year. Whether you believe the Pill to be one of the single … Continue reading
As an addendum to my previous post, here is a link at which you can read the NIH’s new guidelines as well as the reasoning behind the guidelines. The guidelines are relatively easy to read, and they do not require … Continue reading
Yesterday the NIH released the final guidelines for embryonic stem cell research in the United States. President Obama lifted the previous administration’s restrictions back in February but left it up to the NIH to determine the guidelines for ES research. … Continue reading
Yesterday during a slow period at work I took a poll on one of our computers about genetic testing, specifically pre-natal testing. Some of the questions inspired me to write a piece on the topic. Continue reading
Right now I work in the Human Body Gallery at the Science Museum of Minnesota. One of our exhibits is some information about two types of stem cell research (embryonic and adult), and also a video with seven differing opinions on embryonic stem cell research. There are also two large binders filled with visitor comments on the question “Should we use embryonic stem cells in research?” After reading these replies, most of which were influenced by incorrect, misguided information, there are a few things I need to clarify. Continue reading
23 years ago, Roald Dahl (author of such books as Matilda, The BFG, and James and the Giant Peach), made a statement in support of vaccination of children. I thought you might want to read what he had to say.