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IDT Presents at Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Appearing on behalf of the International Gene Synthesis Consortium (IGSC) member companies, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), a world leader in custom nucleic acid synthesis, yesterday spoke at the...
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Us and Them: Bridging the Gap with Curiosity

The recently released poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press puts light to an interesting dichotomy between scientists and the general public. If you have often wondered whether...
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Make Your Lab Life Easier with LabLife.org

You know you've been there. That one super productive post-doc who breezed into and out of your lab in two years is now gone, and you realize you need one of the constructs she made. You know there's a tube...
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How Science Is Changing What We Eat

From about the time our ancestors traded the nomadic lifestyle for more urban settings, agriculture has been important. It's no coincidence either --- selective breeding and domestication of crops made...
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Against Animal Rights Terrorism

In research relating to molecular biology, it is common for animal models of disease to be used, especially in projects directed towards making biomedical discoveries and breakthroughs. So I find it very important to occasionally read about and blog against animal rights’ terrorists.
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Stem Cell Century: The Law of a Controversial Science

Russell Korobkin’s book Stem Cell Century: Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology is the first book to address not just embryo destruction but the full range of important policy questions raised by stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
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Terrorism: The Animal Research War

After some of the blog posts that I've written on animal rights' extremists and violence against animal researchers, there's now a review of a most appropriate book on the topic available in Science -...
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Debunking the ‘GE Crops are Bad’ Myth

Pamela Ronald has an article up for anyone interested in the pro's and con's of genetically engineered or genetically modified crops. In 10 Things About GE Crops to Scratch from your Worry List, there are brief but succinct explanations of why common arguments against GE crops are without merit.
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Animal Rights Terrorism, Redux

Last Thursday's post on the animal rights firebombing in Santa Cruz earned me a couple outraged comments, so I suppose I did something right. I'm not too concerned with what they think, but they're comments reflect what I was saying.
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Animal Rights’ Firebombings

It would seem that animal rights' extremists are at it again, this time with a spate of firebombings in Southern California. One might be sympathetic, if one were superbly naive.
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