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Richard L. Brandt
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Journalist, book author
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Incredible work going on in genomics now.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing five facts about UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute’s Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative. Learn what they’re doing to fight pediatric cancer.

#5: Sharing data is one way +UC Santa Cruz researchers are battling childhood cancer! UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute's Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative recently made a 11,000+ tumor database available for use by all researchers in the pediatric cancer community and beyond with underwriting from the +St. Baldrick's Foundation and the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine.

Take a look! http://bit.ly/2xuctUW

#thinkucsc #thinkbsoe
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Bernie Sanders starting to get support for "Medicare for all" idea.
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--How did we get from Trump's claim that he has “never seen more dishonest media than, frankly, the political media” to the idea that weather reports are phony, too?

Alex Jones might have something to do with it. The Infowars founder — who has an “amazing” reputation, according to Trump — has for years promoted the notion that the U.S. government possesses the power to conjure and control weather events. Just last week, as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas, Jones devoted part of his show to questioning why the government didn't “use the technologies to kill [the storm] out in the gulf.”--
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Let's face it folks, the scientific community has strong consensus that climate change is real.

I had a science journalism fellowship at MIT a couple decades ago, and at the time there was big disagreement among the researchers over the reality of climate change. MIT scientists now strongly agree that climate change is real, is caused by us, and will make weather patterns more extreme.

They cannot attribute any one event, like Hurricane Harvey, to climate change, but it is the kind of thing we expect to happen increasingly.

Extreme weather events will become more common and more extreme. We're going to have to deal with it.
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Arpaio, who was sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, until last year, was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for disregarding a court order in a racial-profiling case. His sentencing had been scheduled for October 5.

"Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise," US District Judge Susan Bolton wrote in a July 31 order finding him guilty.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/25/politics/sheriff-joe-arpaio-donald-trump-pardon/index.html

Racial profiling is racism. That cannot be rationally disputed.
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Are any predictions about climate change coming true?
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