Monthly Archives: March 2013

Figure 1: Types of stem cells, their origin, and kinds of cells they can generate.

Italy’s health minister authorises unproven stem cell treatments for children

Last March, Italy’s health minister authorised the use of unproven “stem cell therapy” for “compassionate” treatment of terminally ill patients. Italy will not only allow the unproved treatments to proceed …

Steam locomotive and one waggon

Snow: thermodynamic literacy and barbarism

  I like very much to consider myself an educated person who is able to talk about any cultural subject, like some kind of 19th century gentleman -with the gentleman …

Neanderthal

The scientific literacy problem

   Not long ago, after being accused of trying to “clone a Neanderthal”(1), geneticist George Church suggested in an interview that it was time for society to give some thought …

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