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carlzimmer
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@carlzimmer @WHarkavy for people with chronic conditions to be depressed.
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@carlzimmer @WHarkavy I don't know. People with disabilities are often not treated for depression, again b/c doctors see it as "rational"
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@sirosenbaum @carlzimmer The guidelines don't seem to fit well for terminally ill advocates of a right to die. Should we distinguish?
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Carl Zimmer just tweeted a link to an "unforgettable" 4-page suicide note along with a writeup of the suicide. I'm speechless with anger.
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@carlzimmer As someone with suicidal friends/family, LAST thing they need is glamorizing "endnotes". You can... C @sirosenbaum @zeroanaphora
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@sirosenbaum @carlzimmer As someone who recently lost a parent to suicide, I find this comforting and I am glad to see it shared.
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@carlzimmer I'm stunned by how awful it is that you tweeted this. This is against every journalistic guideline for dealing with suicide.
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(I promise to keep my use of Upworthy language on Twitter to a bare minimum)
An unforgettable suicide note [read all 4 pages] deadatnoon.com/index.html Article: vancouversun.com/health/Dead+no…
@carlzimmer And if I want to see full @nytimes coverage of #Ferguson, I need to go behind a paywall. These articles will be open source.
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A good intro to mosaicism by @mcgowankat with important caveats about its importance shar.es/1n9IMN
Congratulations to all MDs & nurses @EmoryUniversity who cared for Kent Brantly & Nancy Writebol, leading to today's full #Ebola recovery.
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My previous tweet is not intended to demean @ryanjreilly ’s coverage for Huffington Post, by the way. Just dismayed by the economics at play
Huffington Post was bought for $315 million in 2011. Now they want you to crowdfund some of their Ferguson coverage. beaconreader.com/projects/the-f…
A dispatch from James Joyce’s 47th birthday party: newrepublic.com/article/119130…
Thanks to @io9 for including “Parasite Rex” on their list of must-read books. io9.com/all-the-books-…
@carlzimmer @TheAllium I've heard that uploading all of a person's gut metagenome data to the cloud also uploads their consciousness.
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“The microbiome of 1 person can actually read the mind of another person, even before that person was born” theallium.com/biology/study-… #satire!
story of woman who diagnosed own genetic disease is why ALL scientific literature MUST be free to EVERYONE theatlantic.com/technology/arc… @edyong209
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.@carlzimmer @edyong209 salutary grain of salt to take w "scientists find a gene for" GWAS studies by @WiringTheBrain genomebiology.com/2012/13/1/237
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RT @aiabx: @professoraxeman @NatGeo @Laelaps Cyanobacteria would be cooler if it had more claws and spikes CZ: At least they have toxins!