23andMe Launder AlioGenetics Doesn’t Even Bother to Remove 23andMe Logo

This is hilarious. AlioGenetics doesn’t even bother to photoshop out the 23andMe brand on their website:Hey Stanford University, do you know what is not hilarious? What happens when City Hall gets the call that genomics “can’t police its own borough?”An FDA slum … Continue reading



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AlioGenetics doesn’t even bother to photoshop out the 23andMe brand
Stanford University
IRS

Every Ending = New Beginning

In the mid-90’s, I recall a conversation with German Space Agency liaison, Gerhart Brauer – both a colleague and good friend to me. I struggled with a painful chapter in my life, and Gerhart offered this one simple phrase that made all … Continue reading



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German Space Agency
Space Shuttle
Aimee
Columbia
April 12, 1981
STS-1
Ex-Students’ Association
Columbia
STS-1
John Young
Bob Crippin
winged vehicles
STS-51-L
STS-107
Atlantis
Discovery
Endeavour
STS-132
May 14
second
tweetup
tweetup
Bethbeck’s blog

With Prostate Cancer “Vaccine,” Immune System Wages War Against Tumors | 80beats

Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration gave its OK to Provenge, a new treatment for prostate cancer. It’s not a “vaccine” in the old-fashioned sense, but it could be a way to make the immune system wake up and take … Continue reading



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TIME
Dendreon
Seattle Times
Seattle Times
BusinessWeek
How We Got the Controversial HPV Vaccine
?Sound Bullets? Could Target Tumors, Scan the Body, and? Create Weapons?
Researchers Find the Genetic Fingerprint of Cancer, 1 Patient at a Time
The Mutations That Kill: 1st Cancer Genomes Sequenced

Yin Yang Bunk Beds [Design]

For every positive, there’s a negative. For every orange, there’s an apple. For every Starsky, a Hutch. That’s why someone made these ying and yang bunk beds. I like it. My back, however, won’t be too happy. [Born Rich] More »



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Quality Panel to Review Toyota

From detnews.com – Autos Insider: An outside panel of high-level business and technology experts created to advise Toyota Motor Corp. will conduct a broad review of the Japanese automaker’s operations, ranging from its electronic systems to the company’s internal communications, … Continue reading



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Men & ideas on the move: settled lands & colonized minds | Gene Expression

I am currently reading Peter Heather’s Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe. This is a substantially more hefty volume in terms of density than The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of … Continue reading



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pires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe
The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians
new scientific data
Etruscans
very much an open question
ancient hybridization event
Yayoi
mode of production
1790 census
Michael Vassar

PSI Calculation

I have a 60′ verticle column of water (well) with a 3′ pipe coming off the bottom of the column. Within 5′ of the pipe exiting the well I have a 2″ line coming out vertically (at 90 angle) from … Continue reading



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