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In a short essay at rhrealitycheck.org, Elizabeth Gregory, the director of Women's Gender & Sexuality...

In a short essay at rhrealitycheck.org, Elizabeth Gregory, the director of Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Houston, argues that new research linking older fathers to an increased risk of autism, schizophrenia, and other ailments in their children, is "not the end of the world." That's from the headline, and maybe she didn't write it. But it's vague. And if it means we shouldn't be too concerned about the risks of older fatherhood, it's premature.

Rhrealitycheck.org, which I'm not familiar with, says it is "an online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights," and a "resource for evidence-based information,...

The Nobel Prize gives scientists a rare opportunity to reach the public, and one of Monday's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine wasted no time seizing that opportunity, according to...

The Nobel Prize gives scientists a rare opportunity to reach the public, and one of Monday's winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine wasted no time seizing that opportunity, according to a story by Tan EE Lyn of Reuters. "Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka warned patients on Tuesday about unproven 'stem cell therapies' offered at clinics and hospitals in a growing number of countries, saying they were highly risky," the story begins.

Yamanaka shared the prize with Sir John B. Gurdon for showing that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become "pluripotent"--capable of developing into other cell types. In his story for...