A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres.
A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.
Chris Mooney's "The Republican War on Science" showed up on my desk recently. The book traces the rise of the Republican Party's split with science, from its roots in the supersonic transport debate in the Nixon administration, to George W. Bush's assault on science today, covering science issues from Reagan's "Star Wars" initiative to "intelligent design," global warming to stem cells. From what I read Mooney seems to come across as a bit of a zealot. In the first chapter, for instance, he w
October 17, 2005|