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Did scrapie disease kill stem cell patients?

Could the recent suspicious illnesses and deaths of prominent Filipinos, who reportedly underwent stem cell treatment in Germany, using cells from sheep as the source material, be related to scrapie disease and pneumonia acquired from contact with materials from sheep?

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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A Wikipedia entry on Spanish mestizos in the Philippines notes that “a study conducted by Stanford University based on DNA samples extrapolated that around 3.6 percent of Filipinos have European genetic ancestries.”   Last Wednesday I wrote about how curious human beings are about origins, and how that can sometimes translate to “racial accounting,” where [...]

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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