This week I have been busy gathering the initial data for the byline survey, and will be updating with some concrete numbers soon. In the mean time, I wanted to highlight an op-ed from today’s edition of the New York Times by freelance science writer Robin Marantz Henig. The column discusses the winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, British Biologist Robert Edwards, for his development of the in vitro fertilization procedure. Henig discusses the shift in the public’s reaction to Edwards’ research, highlighting I.V.F within the broader context of resistance to new medical technology . The author of several books, including Pandora’s Baby, which covers the early days of in-vitro fertilization research and the controversy surrounding the world’s first test-tube baby, Henig is a clearly an expert in the field. It’s great to see a female author at the top of science news reporting and commentary!
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