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Same-Sex Marriage Can Be Good for Kids, Pediatricians Say
Fri Jun 26, 2015
In reply to: Mightyhunterahaha #1.9 Adam and Eve were told to multiply and replenish the Earth. Sorry Eve and Eve or Adam and Adam can't do that.
Agency Says Whole Foods Overcharges: 'Worst Case of Mislabeling'
Wed Jun 24, 2015
In reply to: BillyBob-7141987 #1 My wife dragged me into the new Whole Foods and our bill was about 50% higher than normal for the week. Even she said "never again." Produce may have looked a bit fresher, but for most staples and packaged foods (like those described in the article …
Drug Overdoses Spur Rise in Accidental Deaths, Says Report
Wed Jun 17, 2015
In reply to: Acertonin Xenophrec #2 No actually lawyers and the prison industry has won that war, lots and lots of money putting people away for non-violet crimes. But to the topic at hand, which is abuse of prescription drugs. Docs who prescribe them have no control over how the patien …
New Poll Finds Many Blame Pharmaceutical Companies for High Drug Prices
Tue Jun 16, 2015
In reply to: Truthseeker1941 #1.2 Drug Development absolutely is subsidized by Americans. However the poll points to a bigger problem in healthcare, which is that the public simply doesn't understand what's going on behind the scenes. They think that prescriptions account for a huge por …
It's Alive! Yeast With Human DNA Raises New Genetic Possibilities
Thu May 21, 2015
In reply to: radagast #2.1 Agreed. They recently showed that bacterial DNA is incorporated in the cultivated sweet potato. No surprise here. Basic cellular processes like respiration, other metabolic pathways, etc., (and associated genomics) are conserved across nearly all&n …
How Reliable Are Pre-Natal Genetic Tests? Doubts Saved One Child's Life
Thu May 21, 2015
In reply to: djo_34 #2.1 Screening test "accuracy" is a misnomer, there are really two metrics you have to understand: sensitivity and specificity. Sensitivity is the measure of a positive result given the disease, and specificity is the measure of a negative result given no disease. &n …
Thu Apr 23, 2015
In reply to: Claude- #2.5 I would be all for labeling if we had better math/science education in the US, but alas we know that is never going to happen. The problem now is that labeling would improperly differentiate two products that are, for all intents and purposes, ide …
Chinese Gene-Editing Experiment Creeps Out Scientists
Thu Apr 23, 2015
In reply to: almighty god #2 If there is one thing humans are good at, it's messing with nature. We've been doing it for millenia. Take that keyboard you type on for instance, not found in nature. Take the house you live in, not found in nature. Indeed we are pret …
Could a2 Milk Solve Lactose Intolerance Symptoms For Some?
Mon Apr 13, 2015
In reply to: helicohunter #1 The entire premise of this article is that A1 and A2 producing cows are genetically different, and the cows we raise in US and EU were selected precisely for that genetic modification. Whether GMO in the lab, or GMO in the field, basically everything hum …
Religious Freedom Law: Arkansas Governor Wants Changes to Controversial Bill
Wed Apr 1, 2015
In reply to:Moon Face #99.1 Not sure many lesbian couples engage in sodomy (nor Nazis, for that matter), but I know a lot of straight couples that do! What is your point exactly?
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