Creationists on Texas Panel for Biology Textbooks

by jeeg 30. September 2013 22:37
  One is a nutritionist who believes “creation science” based on biblical principles should be taught in the classroom. Another is a chemical engineer who is listed as a “Darwin Skeptic” on the Web site of the Creation Science Hall of Fame. A third is a trained biol... [More]

U.S. Bioethics Commission Gives Green Light to Synthetic Biology

by jeeg 22. December 2010 06:08
The president’s bioethics commission says there is no need to temporarily halt research or to impose new regulations on the controversial new field known as synthetic biology. In a report being issued Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues says that at... [More]

Genetic Science Oozes Out of Amateurs' Garages

by jeeg 5. October 2010 00:47
Melanie Swan did not panic upon learning she had inherited a genetic mutation that seemed to put her at a higher risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Instead she and another "garage biologist" ran a pilot study from their own homes and came up with a countermeasure. They represent the... [More]

Whence “Synthetic” in Synthetic Biology

by jeeg 1. October 2010 00:04
In his essay on Nature, John Stuart Mill describes the essayist’s task as “dissecting large abstractions of this description [i.e. Nature]; fixing down to a precise definition the meaning which as popularly used they merely shadow forth, and questioning and testing the common maxim... [More]
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