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Dreamhost CEO’s Heartbreaking Home Birth Story

[All you can hope for in this case is that your story stops someone else from making the same mistakes.][link]

[link]: http://blog.dreamhost.com/2011/03/09/wren-jones/ “The Official DreamHost Blog! ยป Wren Jones”

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Doctors Save Girl’s Hand By Grafting It To Her Leg For 3 Months

[This is exciting and very future:][link]

>In July, nine-year-old Ming Li lost her hand in a tractor accident. Her arm was too damaged to reattach it, so they grafted it to her leg instead. Three months later, her hand’s back on her arm and regaining function.

[link]: http://gizmodo.com/5692472/doctors-save-girls-hand-by-grafting-it-to-her-leg-for-3-months “Doctors Save Girl’s Hand By Grafting It To Her Leg For 3 Months”

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Dr. Andrew Wakefield Struck from Medical Register in The UK

The man who first “showed” a link between MMR vaccinations and autism in the 90s is finally being dealt with. [Good news for children everywhere][link]:

>The General Medical Council found Dr Andrew Wakefield guilty of serious professional misconduct over the way he carried out his controversial research.

If you don’t know the backstory, [The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield][comic] is as good a place to start as any.

[link]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8695267.stm “BBC News – MMR doctor struck from register”
[comic]: http://tallguywrites.livejournal.com/148012.html “The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield”

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Today’s Dose Of Future

>[Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts.][link]

*Sprays skin cells*.

[link]: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/100408/science/science_us_wounds_printer “Inkjet-like device ‘prints’ cells right over burns – Yahoo! Canada News”

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Stem Cell Transplant Patient HIV-Free

>[A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia continues to show no signs of HIV in his blood, two years after a stem cell transplant from a donor with a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS.][link]

But, you know, we can’t pursue this technology too quickly, because of Jesus or what the fuck ever.

[link]: http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/02/Stem_Cell_Transplant_Patient_Free_of_HIV/ “Stem Cell Transplant Patient HIV-Free | News | Advocate.com”