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Helium on 34th Street

This Thursday, many of us will begin celebrating by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a tradition for me… In the 1980’s, I stood in the crowd a few times, and my favorite part wasn’t the floats and musicians – it was, of course, the great big helium balloons...

November 25, 2013 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

FDA Was Right To Block 23andMe

A few techno-libertarians are up in arms over the FDA’s letter warning the genetics company 23andme to stop selling its personalized genome services kit.

November 25, 2013 — Christine Gorman

Thanksgiving with Crack Instead of Family

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

November 25, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Live Google Hangout with Dino Discoverers

At approximately 2pm today, I’m hosting a live interview with Lindsay Zanno and Pete Makovicky, two paleontologist who just published their remarkable new dinosaur discovery – of one of the largest predatory dinosaurs ever found in North America...

November 25, 2013 — Brian Malow

What do the UMN and Disney Have in Common?

This research ethics series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...

November 25, 2013 — Judy Stone

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