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Scientists from the Salk Institute engineered a human-pig hybrid in the lab, apparently the first successful human-animal crossbreed. Injecting human stem cells into animal embryos, they created what is called a chimera, or a creature that consists of cells from two individuals from the same or distinct species. Through their research, scientists [...]Continue Reading →
On March 25, 2015 By Lauren Ostberg March 25, 2015
Last month, Harper Collins announced that they would publish Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman. Lee’s debut novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, brought the noble local attorney Atticus Finch into the public imagination.
The coverage of Go Tell a Watchman has focused on Tonja Carter, Lee’s nonfictional attorney. Carter, a 2006 graduate [...]Continue Reading →
On November 12, 2014 By Daniel Ward November 12, 2014
Modification and optimization of human behavior is one of the law’s fundamental aims. Criminal law schemes contemplate deterrence and utilitarian rationales; the law of torts is designed to internalize externalities, compensate for damage, and otherwise incentivize efficient actions; the laws of contracts and corporations are structured to facilitate more efficient transactions, and so on. On [...]Continue Reading →
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The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.
The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music landscape.
Court [...]Continue Reading →
On November 2, 2010 By Joanna Barry October 31, 2010
After two moths of testimony and thirteen days of deliberation, the jury in the Anna Nicole Smith trial entered its verdict on Thursday, October 28th. The jury found Anna Nicole’s boyfriend/lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and her psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, guilty of conspiring to provide drugs using false names, but acquitted or hung on other [...]Continue Reading →
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In the face of congressional scrutiny, Verizon scales back its exclusivity deals.
The Pirate Bay looks to go legit with royalty fees and a user-powered/subsidized business model.Continue Reading →
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