Ancient Viruses as Gene Therapy Vectors
Researchers deploy ancestors of today’s adeno-associated viruses to deliver gene therapies without immune system interference.
The interesting thing to me is that the _exact same_ techniques can be used to produce a variant …
The Sum of Our Parts
Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
This is a really interesting article that sums up the evolving …
8 Dark Life Lessons Kids Learn From Pixar Films
While there are a large number of articles at Cracked that are funny, every now and again you get one that is funny and thoughtful. Actually I take that back: …
The Judgy Bubble
Yet another interesting post by Scott. If you show to other people that you will be an asshole if they reveal certain information, what is the chance they will do so? Pretty slim, wouldn’t you think? …
With Sonar-Reflecting Leaves, Plant Lures Bats to Poo in it
This is a cool case of evolution. The plants have evolved to basically be flashing lights to bats and their echolocation which lead to selection for larger, dryer traps, …
Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold
Barack Obama’s former top cop cashes in after six years of letting banks run wild
Funny, you don’t hear any libertarians or Tea Partiers carping about this, just …
As usual for Schneier’s blog, the comments are at least as interesting as the article.
I haven’t blogged on infosec in a while (true, I haven’t blogged in a while, but I was out all last week …