SEATTLE — When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs. As an adventurer who’d accumulated few possessions in his lifetime, he had only one true concern: What would become of his 3-year-old daughter? Mariah, born when McLaurin was 64 and still struggling with alcoholism, had primarily… [Read more…]
The capitol city of Torshvan on the main island in the Faroe Islands has just broken ground on a new higher education center that will accommodate 1200 students and 300 teachers. I mentioned the Faroe Island in my post about them testing all the islander’s DNA recently,
Just Say No To Neanderthal Cloning
I suppose it was bound to happen. A geneticist wants to implant an embryo with Neanderthal genes. Kind of goes without saying, but no one learned anything from Jurassic Park and the velociraptors? I know I refer to this all the time, but I love the lines where Jeff Goldblum‘s character Dr. Malcolm and John Hammond are discussing cloning:
John Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.