Category Archives: News

SFTT News: Week Ending August 12, 2016

Found below are a few news items that caught my attention this past week. I am hopeful that the titles and short commentary will encourage our readers to click on the embedded links to read more on subjects that may be of interest to them. Drop me an email at if you believe that there are other subjects that […]

Department of Veterans Affairs: Flawed Models Yield Flawed Results

Like many, I am both encouraged and a little frightened at the pace of genetic research. It is one thing to map the human genome, but it is quite another to begin “editing” genes or genetic material to promote healthier patient outcomes. Mind you, I am in favor of reversing or eliminating alzheimer’s, MS, cancer, […]

Throwing Snowballs at the Department of Veteran Affairs

Many years ago I was reading a biographic sketch of the late Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.   According to the biography, teenager Trudeau was arrested by the Chinese police for throwing snowballs at a statue of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square. He was released by Chinese police after explaining that “it was a Canadian tradition […]

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