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Diana Gitig

Diana Gitig got her PhD in cell biology and genetics from Cornell University on 2001 and has been writing about sciencey stuff ever since. She is based in New York.

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Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

By Diana Gitig | October 2, 2013

A few summers ago, my son came home from day camp and reported that he saw a “bad magician.” Was the magician incompetent, I asked, or was he evil? The bad scientists Ben Goldacre profiles in his book run this gamut of badness. Gillian McGrath, a nutritionist who claims that eating the darker leaves in…

How to win a Nobel Prize for Biology

How to win a Nobel Prize for Biology

By Diana Gitig | July 24, 2013

In 1895, Alfred Nobel wrote in his Last Will and Testament that he wished the bulk of his sizable estate to “constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.” Nobel made his…

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