Science news for the day:
Scientists at Newcastle University have been given approval for new research aimed at combating a particular set of inherited human diseases: those that are passed on via mitochondrial DNA instead of the nuclear DNA most folks are familiar with. The trick? They'll be creating human embryos that are the product of two mothers and one father. Here's the background... (Originating blog GeneticFuture seems down right now)
- The Pro-Test Movement: Laurie Pycroft , frustrated by the sometimes-violent tactics of animal rights protesters, started a one-man counter-demonstration supporting Oxford's new testing facility. His actions have fostered a pro-science movement.
- Couple finds Uranium in an old NASA tool box : Couple attends government fire sale, nets tools, chance at radiation poisoning.
- Bonus: the classic satirical lab report, Electron Band Structure In Germanium, My Ass