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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Good Sense, Bad Genes, and a Treasure Trove 

Dubya's "global gag rule," which cut US funding to any organization anywhere that even so much as mentioned abortion as an option or idea to women in their care, has devastated many organizations and likely cost many women their lives and/or livelihoods. The UK has responded, albeit more than a few years late, by pledging £3M ($5.2M) to Planned Parenthood to make up the difference. "Every little bit helps," said the old woman who pissed in the sea.

A very large Swedish twin study has found that 79% of the risk for Alzheimers seems to be genetic. They found that 45% of identical twins were concordant for the disease. Now if they can find (and repair) the genes responsible...

A group of naturalists have found an isolated area of Indonesia which is home to a spectacular array of new species, including more than 20 new species of frogs, four new species of butterfly, a new species of honeyeater bird, and others. This is really cool, and also a reminder of why we need to protect our deep forests.

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