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Our Picks in Science Policy April 16th-April 23rd

Written by Ben Wolfson Originally published at https://wp.me/p8tLO8-2j Of course, the big news this week was the Science March. With practically every news outlet hosting think-pieces and op-eds about the march, it seemed like other articles about science and science policy were pushed out of the public eye a bit. I’ll share a list of science march articles at the end, but for now here are a few of my favorite non-march related articles from the past week. 1. Diversity Problems in the March for Science Ok, one march related article. This is a great summary of the diversity problems that...

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Our picks in Science Policy April 9th-15th

Written by Ben Wolfson Originally published at https://wp.me/p8tLO8-2e 1. The problems with cancer research cell lines As a cancer biologists, there are several breast cancer cell lines I use every day. Some of these are derived from human tumors, some from mouse tumors that closely mimic what we see in human patients. However, we’ve known for a long time that cell lines don’t cut it in research. They’re good for the basics, but findings must be verified in an animal before it can even be attempted to be brought into the clinic. The NCI-60 was a panel of 60 human cancer...

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5 on Friday

I’m coming off a post-conference science high right now (thanks to the awesome presenters at the Association for Otolaryngology 2016 Midwinter Meeting), and am excited to share this weeks “5 on Friday!” LOCAL EVENT: How do cells process information? Johns Hopkins University’s Project Bridge hosts its 15th Science Café with speaker Dr. Cynthia Wolberger addressing the topic “Ubiquitin is Everywhere: How Cells Process Information.” Come join in on the discussion Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7pm at Homeslyce (336 N. Charles, Baltimore MD). Learn more about Project Bridge from their blog. R2d2, friendly droid or ‘selfish’ DNA? Researchers at the National...

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