Poking a Pet Peeve

I'm not even going to bother sourcing the quote that initially spurred this column; we've all seen a hundred similar claims in press releases, news articles, blogs and so on: It is an established fact that 98 percent of the DNA, or the code of life, is exactly the same between humans and chimpanzees. So…

Miracle Mice

Although I swiped my title from the media coverage of this story: SCIENTISTS have created “miracle mice” that can regenerate amputated limbs or damaged vital organs, making them able to recover from injuries that would kill or permanently disable normal animals. The experimental animals are unique among mammals in their ability to regrow their heart,…