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Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide

tags: book review, biotechnology, biomedicine, stem cells, ethics, Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide, Aaron Levine Would you drink milk from a cloned cow? Should we clone extinct or endangered species? Are we justified in using stem cells to develop cures? When will we clone the first human? Ever since Dolly the sheep was born, questions like…

The Mismeasurement of Science

tags:, H-index, impact numbers, scientific journals A friend, Ian, emailed an opinion paper that lamented the state of scientific research and the effect this has had on science itself. In this paper, by Peter A. Lawrence, a Professor of Zoology at University of Cambridge, the main point is that modern science, particularly biomedicine, is…