Foi disto que os americanos se safaram - estupidez em estado puro



Foi disto que os americanos se safaram - estupidez em estado puro

You've heard about some of these pet projects, they really don't make a whole lot of sense and sometimes these dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not.

One might have thought that Sarah Palin would take a more active interest in one aspect of scientific research. Palin's youngest son has Down's syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21. Although a geneticist by training, I am certainly no expert on the pathogenesis of this condition, nor the significance of Drosophila research into Down's syndrome. So, I typed "drosophila trisomy 21" into PubMed, the scholarly biomedical equivalent of Google. There were 109 results, the most recent published just the day before Palin's gaffe. The concluding sentence of that study ? about the genetic cues that steer nerve fibres around during the growth of the fruit fly ? suggests that the paper will "have implications for the pathogenesis of Down's syndrome".

(negrito meu)

Artigo de Adam Rutherford, No Guardian. O resto aqui.

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