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Wiley publishes Welcome to the Genome: A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future

...e disputes over genetically modified foods, to the religious questions raised by then President Bill Clinton's appraisal of the Human Genome Project as the learning of "the language in which God created life." There is little doubt that we are in the midst of the Genomics Revolution, but how do we make sense ...

The birth of reproductive health: A difficult delivery

...o Conference, "a fierce battle has emerged between religious conservatives who eschew abortion and condoms in favour of abstinence and fidelity, and more liberal voices who argue for a full armamentarium." The fight between conservatives and liberals is clearest, she argues, in the case of the US. Alth...

Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack

...x breaths per minute induced by the metric of both religious verses. Researchers have also observed increased arterial baroreflex sensitivity, which is a favorable long term prognostic factor in cardiac patients. Thus, some have endorsed recitation of specific poetry as a means to control breathing patterns. ...

Stonehenge study tells pagans and historians it's good to talk

...y points out that archaeologists investigating the religious significance of sites rarely consider rituals of the present day, dismissing them as invalid. Some heritage managers speak directly with pagan and other groups, and may even attend festivals, yet this is seldom recorded officially. Pagans sympathetic...

Promising research: From employment issues to virology

...rather to the adaptation and exchange of different religious beliefs. The participating histori-ans, Islamic researchers, economists and theologians hope to achieve a better understanding of the historical development of Europe by studying transcultural relationships. (Coordinators: Professor Dr. Michael Borgo...

20 May AAAS lecture: Computers that Respond to Human Emotion

... DoSER seeks to help the public generally, and the religious communities particularly, understand advancements ...ng as the foundation for exploring the ethical and religious implications of these advancements. "I was first interested in building computers that could be sma...

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004

...tes on one of the principal texts of late medieval religious history and for the first time examines its recept...ect "Religious charisma as the motor and medium of religious communication", part of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Norm and Symbol". Dr. Volker Springe...

New 'Understanding Evolution' Web site provides one-stop-shop for nation's science teachers

... not accept evolution. Suggestions on dealing with religious or other objections are offered in a respectful way in a section called "Overcoming Roadblocks." Nevertheless, the site is clear that "There are no alternative scientific theories to account for the observations explained by evolutionary theory." The...

Intelligent design: The new 'big tent' for evolution's critics

...movement, a movement that comes from no particular religious point of view, but nonetheless argues for a supernatural hand in the creation of life. "They couldn't care less about Genesis, and it is big enough that it can even appeal to some Jews and Muslims," says Numbers. "Its appeal is the complex nature of ...

Growing human organs on the farm

...ppose the creation of all human-animal chimeras on religious grounds, and many more would join them if there were the slightest chance that sheep with human brain cells might be more than just sheep. Zanjani doesn't rule out the possibility entirely. "There is no way for us to know," he says. "But at the level...

Scientific study of twins shows forgiveness has genetic component

...ness and vengefulness in the context of adolescent religious and behavioral development: A twin study of geneti...or in adolescence relates to individual and family religious values and other aspects of social and anti-social behavior. Over 40 of the top scientists in the wo...

Muslims embrace brave new world of IVF

...f Michigan, US, told the conference that local and religious differences are affecting the way IVF is implemented in these countries. She has identified major differences in cultural attitudes toward reproductive technologies between Shi'ite Muslims in Lebanon and Sunni Muslims in Egypt. The uptake of IVF has ...

Infertility treatment versus fertility control: the challenges for developing countries

...infertile couples often first seek traditional and religious treatments, while delaying orthodox treatments," said Prof Okonofua, who has studied infertility in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, such as Nigeria, Tanzania, Gabon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon. Trad...

Eating bats linked to neurological disease

...e served at Chamorro weddings, village fiestas and religious events. The preparation is simple: wash and boil whole, and then eat the entire bat -- wings, brains, fur and all. Eating too many of these flying foxes could be dangerous because they like to eat cycad seeds, which contain a neurotoxin called BMAA ...

Nominations now being accepted for a major award in cancer prevention research

...race, gender, nationality, geographic location, or religious or political views. Candidates may not nominate themselves. The AACR is pleased to co-sponsor this Award with the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation.The Foundation is a national, non-profit health foundation with a single mission: the prevent...

Anthropologist pleads for fewer humans, more saved species

...id. "You can have all of this religious zeal in respect for the land but whatever you do has impacts in one way or another. That's true for all species even humans. They are all in competition with others for resources," McKee...

Gametes and embryos from mammalian stem cells: religious and ethics perspectives

..., and policy regarding gametes and embryos. Three religious scholars explore the implications of this work if ... embryos, but they are not embryos in the moral or religious sense, and they should not be protected as such. Why? These cells may be functional embryos but t...

DFG sets up twelve new research training groups

...ttitudes towards so-called alien groups, including religious groupings and migrants as well as homosexual and homeless people. These surveys are based on a research project that has been in progress since 2002 and is being funded by the Volkswagen Foundation in which regular interviews are conducted on group-r...

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Awards 2003

...ntal studies, Daniel Schwemer oriented his work on religious history. He thus succeeded in reconstructing entir...ith the weather gods without losing touch with the religious history developments and influences that were involved when concepts were adopted by one geographica...

Difficulties with primate cloning: A religious comment

...support. What are the implications at the level of religious and cultural concerns? It is almost as if nature does not want us to clone ourselves. Nature seems to want cloning to be difficult, as if to suggest to us that sexual reproduction is intrinsically the better path. Through the novel combination of...

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