To present debatable opinions, values and interdisciplinary view points that make science leap forward we present our list of biotech, medicine, health, and intellectual property articles:
Science writers and blogs:
A veteran biopharma journalist; covers science and medicine; believes that this will be biology’s century.
The Medicine Show – His blog is essential reading
Currently (2013), Senior Editor, Forbes Magazine
Twitter: The latest from Matthew Herper (@matthewherper).
www.Forbes.com – Matthew Harper
For 23andMe, The Real Value Could Be In Its Data– PHARMA & HEALTHCARE | 6/13/2013
The Human Microbiome Gets A Big Pharma Investment– PHARMA & HEALTHCARE | 6/05/2013
Gardasil: The Kids We Don’t Think About – 4/11/2012
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Exclusive commentator for The New York Times
How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality discusses the Supreme Court’s verdict on the genetic patent for breast cancer.
The CIMIT blog is about collaborative healthcare. Founded in 1998, CIMIT is non-profit consortium of Boston’s leading teaching hospitals and universities with strategic international affiliations and government partnerships. The mission of CIMIT is to accelerate the healthcare innovation cycle by facilitating collaboration among experts through the development and implementation of novel solutions to improve patient care.
Tissue Engineering: Growing new organs, and more!– MIT News Office – 07 January 2013
Medical Devices Powered by the Ear Itself — MIT News Office – 12 November 2012
New Device Could Allow Your Heartbeat to Power Pacemaker (from ScienceDaily, November 4, 2012) – 06/11/2012
The Drama over Project ENCODE, and Why Big Science And Small Science Are Different
A wonderful summary about the controversy on the 30 papers published on “Junk DNA is functional” by the ENCODE group. Grauer, a tenured professor of molecular evolutionary bioinformatics at the University of Houston, who describes himself as the “old card”, wrote a scathing criticism of the “functional” claims of this group of “computer jocks” and goes on to say that Big Science like the Human Genome Project should publish data while small science does the analysis. Other evolutionary biologists have criticized ENCODE’s hype but praised it’s value to science.
A freelance journalist specializing in science, environment and culture; Perpetually amazed at the ability of nature to thrive in unexpected places.
Writes in The Wired Magazine, a science, business, design, gear, entertainment site.
Twitter: The latest from Brandon Keim (@9brandon)
James Watson Suspended From Lab, but Not For Being a Sexist Hater of Fat People – 10.19.07
Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee – 06.11.13
Moving Beyond Rip-Mix-n-Burn Genetic Engineering – 1/08/06
Peter Lipson, MD
Writes on the intersection of science, medicine and culture
White Coat Underground – His blog is interdisciplinary; Science – Based Medicine; “Primum non nocere (First, do no harm)”. — Attributed to Hippocrates of Kos.
Contributor to Forbes
A Film Producer, A Cancer Doctor, And Their Critics – May 2013
Gluten-Free Diets: Miracle Or Hype? – May 2013
Writes freelance about Business, Technology, Politics, Fashion and Entertainment
Contributor to Huffington Post Blog: The Healthy Living
Twitter: The latest from Preetam Kaushik (@KaushikPreetam)
America and the War on Obesity – 06/14/2013
Mental Health Problems in America: Reforms and Recovery Options – 05/29/2013