Washington is not next

President Trump, in comment on the events in Charlottesville, noted that George Washington was a slaveholder, and wondered, “Is it George Washington next week?” No, he’s not.

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“Bad luck” cancer

Claire Duvallet wrote a great post about the Science papers (the original and the follow-up) that examined the role of environmental factors versus “bad luck” in the acquisition of cancer. Claire talks about a lot of the angles around these papers that I also find really interesting: the scope of the work, how was it communicated, and how microbiome science compares to cancer science in its fairness.

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