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“Fear, in any form or degree, is not conducive to the growth and dissemination of science.”
“It’s like James Bond standing in front of a machine gun. While there are a lot of bullets flying, very few are actually hitting the target.”
“The same treatments are making the girls much meaner. They’re exerting more dominance behavior, so then the males say, ‘Jesus, I better steer clear from that crazy lady.’”
, University of Pennsylvania, about the surprising effects of oxytocin and vasopressin on
. Both hormones are being investigated as treatments for autism.
“I think it’s great that this group of researchers took the trouble, actually, to publicly acknowledge that their previous publication might have been suboptimal.”
“I can describe the situation at Punta Santiago and Cayo Santiago as catastrophic, total destruction, devastating and apocalyptic.”
“After 4,000 years of humans taking cannabis for epilepsy, we have scientific evidence it works.”
“Should you be selling your house to pay for this extraordinarily expensive program?”
“Gene therapy has gone from being something people talked about with a shrug for decades to being something people are really excited about now.”
, University of Edinburgh, after his team
a Rett syndrome mouse model by injecting the mice with a fragment of the MECP2 gene.
“When we looked at the analysis, I nearly fell off my chair.”
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