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From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy

I was attending World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants 24th Annual International Conference in Cleveland last week, when my aunt, herself a survivor, handed me a copy of Newsweek with a cover article, “The Nazis and Thalidomide: The Worst Drug Scandal of All Time." The story was prompted by the drug developer, Germany’s Grünenthal, unexpectedly issuing an apology to the victims of its teratogenic drug—babies who sustained life-long wounds inflicted by their drug more than 50 years earlier.I’ve written some about thalidomide previously, in my initial Clinical Trials for Beginners posts, (here and here)...

November 8, 2012 — Judy Stone
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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - belly button bacteria, Proposition 37, blogging in French, 3D printing, Nate Silver's math, and more.

 And we have a new Video of the Week!- Rob Dunn - After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing - Christie Wilcox - Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer - Jennifer Ouellette - Why Math is Like the Honey Badger: Nate Silver Ascendant - Gary Stix - 3D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine - Pascal Lapointe - Are you blogging en français? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM - Scicurious - Cocaine and Ministrokes - David Biello - Climate Change Action and More Drilling Likely in Obama’s Second Term - Kate Wong - Oldest Arrowheads Hint at How Modern Humans Overtook Neandertals =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...

STAFFNovember 7, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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