“We are humans, not transgenic rats.” Edward Lanphier, president of Sangamo and chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine in Washington DC Should germline modification – a gene-editing technology – be permitted on human embryos? This ethically laced question has generated much hype and discussion among geneticists. On March Five, MIT Technology Review reported that […]

Writing Center Pictures, Ideas and Resources for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten. Writing Center in Preschool and Kindergarten How to set up and organize a Writing Center in your preschool, pre-k, Head Embark or kindergarten classroom. Above you can see some of the materials in the writing center. I have listed them in more detail for […]

In the course of my conversation with well-known independent journalist/blogger Richard Poynder, I asked him to share his practice with accessing published research and interacting with publishers. Richard exposes that he finds it challenging to communicate with publishers and that publishers should become more accountable to their readers. Interestingly, Richard admits that even however institutional […]

Wouldn’t it be interesting to know how the general public perceives science and what their views are about researchers? The Public Attitudes to Science (PAS) investigate is an attempt at understanding how science is looked upon by the non-scientific community. PAS 2014 is the fifth in a series of studies looking at attitudes to science, […]

Cuba has become the very first country to be certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Unborn children or breastfed newborns run a 15 and 45 percent risk of contracting HIV from their mother. However, this risk can be diminished to about one percent […]

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2015 and has been refreshed.  In November 1895, Alfred Nobel made his famous will, according to which most of his estate, worth 31 million Swedish Kronor (SEK) at the time (presently equivalent to about 200 million USD), was to be converted into a fund and used for […]