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    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

    “Seeing Eye Horse” – Good Morning America Segment on Non-Canine Service Animals Misses Key Issues

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    Good Morning America’s segment today on non-canine service animals was a classic oversimplification of a complex story that makes one of the most common media mistakes: it focuses on the quirk without getting into any of the serious issues involved.



    Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

    Jade Goody Dies from Cervical Cancer

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    Not long ago, I posted about the fact that the world was obsessed with Jade Goody’s cancer, but not talking about the real story behind […]



    Saturday, March 21st, 2009

    Skloot’s new weekly health and science column for Slate’s XX Magazine

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    We’re pleased to announce that, starting in May 2009, Rebecca Skloot will be writing a weekly science and health column for Slate’s new Double X […]



    Saturday, March 21st, 2009

    My New Weekly Slate Science Column Launching in May

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    I’m pleased to announce that, starting in May 2009, I’ll be writing a weekly science and health column for Slate’s new Double X Magazine. I’ll […]



    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

    Amazing Archive of US Army Medical Illustrations and Photos Now Free Online

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    Amazing archive of previously unseen medical images now online free via Flickr … a beautiful treasure trove.



    Monday, March 16th, 2009

    Redesign launched at rebeccaskloot.com (finally)

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    That’s right, after many (many, many) years, rebeccaskloot.com has gotten an overhaul, thanks to the wonderful Pat Walters and Jeremy Bowers.  It’s a work in progress […]



    Sunday, March 8th, 2009

    Yet Another Disturbing Issue With Commercial Puppy Cloning — Surrogate Mother Abuse?

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    There are many well known ethical problems with companies selling clones of people’s pets, now here’s a new one: Surrogate mother abuse.



    Monday, March 2nd, 2009

    In Vitro Fertilization Connected to Birth Defects — Again. Problems With Lack of Regulation and Safety Testing in the Infertility Business

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    A new CDC study finds that IVF babies have increased risk of birth defects. This is nothing new. Skloot discusses the history, lack of safety trials and regulation, plus extreme treatments, including the growth of human embryos using monkey uterus and cloning-like technology



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