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Author/analyst/consultant on nanotechnology and biotechnology. Author of "The Nanotechnology Pioneers: Where are they taking us?" published by Wiley VCH, 2006. Ph.D. in Biology. Married, three grown children.

Groups: Three Star Kossacks, Nashville KosKats

Home Page: http://nanotechnology.com/blogs/steveedwards

Diaries published: 58 (266 days since last diary on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 5431 (52 days since last comment on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 07:29 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1761

Total Comment Ratings: 35088

Most Recommended Diary: Ebola: The Unthinkable Just Got Worse, 224 comments, 389 recommends

People Following MadScientist: 31

MadScientist's Most Recent Diaries:

A paper recently published by Science online documents the spread of Ebola from Guinea to Sierra Leone. The spread of the virus can be followed by genetic sequencing of virus, as mutations ...
by MadScientist
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
My nightmares are becoming realities. I am a biologist (semi-retired) with training in virology. My Ph.D. thesis concerned a retrovirus (Moloney murine leukemia virus) with a lot of similarities ...
by MadScientist
Comment Count 224 comments on Sun Aug 24, 2014 at 04:57 PM PDT with 389 Recommends
The Abe government in Japan has passed a ridiculously repressive government secrecy law that goes beyond anything the NSA could even dream about. According to japansubculture.com the state can now ...
by MadScientist
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 12:13 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Though science fiction as a genre has its origins in the many tales of the incomparable Jules Verne, or earlier in Poe’s Hans Pfall , the first science fiction story ever was undoubtedly The New ...
by MadScientist
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 03:59 PM PST with 16 Recommends
“It is the whole business of a university teacher to induce people to think,” noted geneticist J.B.S. Haldane, so in 1923 he gave a talk to the Heretics of Cambridge which has kept people ...
by MadScientist
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
That the United States of America is an oligarchy, I think, is beyond question. The government responds only to money, and money is in the hands of those who have money. I don't have much, and ...
by MadScientist
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 08:52 AM PDT with 4 Recommends

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