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Much has been said recently about the possibility of cloning a Neanderthal, now that the Neanderthal's genome has been sequenced. Mistaken reports in recent days claimed that a Harvard researcher, George Church, was searching for an adventurous woman to become the surrogate mother of a Neanderthal baby. Those...

Much has been said recently about the possibility of cloning a Neanderthal, now that the Neanderthal's genome has been sequenced. Mistaken reports in recent days claimed that a Harvard researcher, George Church, was searching for an adventurous woman to become the surrogate mother of a Neanderthal baby. Those stories were debunked by a number of science reporters, including Faye Flam here on the Tracker.

Tabitha M. Powledge, who likes to find a theme for each weekly edition of her On Science Blogs, wrapped last Friday's post around Neanderthals and Denisovans, the more recently discovered relatives of Homo sapiens. While praising science bloggers generally for correcting the misleading stories about George Church, she expresses some...

[Barbara Feder Ostrov, a former medical reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, wrote...

[Barbara Feder Ostrov, a former medical reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, wrote the following for ReportingonHealth.org, a project of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Ostrov is now deputy editor but leaves this week for a job at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.]

 

Investigative reporter Marjie Lundstrom's medical ethics scoop this fall was a jaw-dropper: two University of...