To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

by Nick Tasler  |  12:00 PM August 7, 2013

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions don’t happen. The question is why?

Avoid Changing By Addition. The Latin root of the word “decide” is caidere which means “to kill or to cut.” (Think homicidesuicidegenocide.) Technically, deciding to do something new without killing something old is not a decision at all. It is merely an addition. When an executive announces that her business will change to become a luxury service provider, technically it is not a decision until she also states that they will not provide low cost services to price-sensitive customers anymore. When a sales manager declares that his strategy this quarter will require his salespeople to spend more time strengthening existing customer relationships, he has only made an addition until he also declares that they should spend less time on something else like hunting for new prospects. Your palms might be sweating at the mere thought of telling your team to ignore some group of paying customers or to not spend time hunting for new business, even if you really want to see the change happen. Research has shown that making tradeoffs is so mentally exhausting that most people try to avoid them whenever possible. That’s why a manager who is no stranger to long hours and hard work will escape the discomfort simply by piling on new change objectives without killing any of the current priorities. But this change-by-addition approach can be a death blow. Read more of this post

Why Quitters Win: Decide to be Excellent

Why Quitters Win: Decide to be Excellent [Paperback]

Nick Tasler (Author)

Why Quitters Win

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

What is your strategic direction?

Why are some necessary changes so hard to make?

Are you pursuing too many top priorities?

How do you avoid irrational traps without getting bogged down by over-analysis?

Why Quitters Win reveals why Nick Tasler s elegantly simple 3-part Strategic Behavior framework is already driving excellence for everyone from Fortune 500 executives and middle managers to busy moms, small business owners and church leaders.
Decades of research in social science and business strategy, as well as Tasler s own findings from surveying the decisions of hundreds of thousands of working adults reveal that the most successful people, teams, and companies are not those with access to the widest variety of opportunities or the steadiest supply of creative ideas. Surprisingly, the opposite is true. Too many exciting opportunities, good ideas, and top priorities erode our focus, confuse our teams, and keep us swirling around on a plateau of mediocrity.
Why Quitters Win addresses these critical topics with a brilliantly simple approach that has the power to profoundly change your life one decision at a time. Read more of this post

Monasteries decline as TV and smartphones grip Bhutan; monastic materialism also to blame for a decline

Monasteries decline as TV and smartphones grip Bhutan

Thursday, August 8, 2013 – 12:57


THIMPHU, Bhutan – Kencho Tshering, a red-robed Buddhist monk, takes a call from the King of Bhutan’s office, then duly dashes off to start a ceremony praying for a break in the monsoon rains. But while he may be on speed dial for royal requests, the clout of his fellow monks is on the wane in the remote kingdom as it absorbs the impact of technology and democracy as well as an abuse scandal. “Bhutan is changing. The monastic body is going down and down,” Tshering told AFP at Dechen Phodrang, the monks’ school where he is principal, which is perched with majestic views over the capital Thimphu. “Even for senior monks, there’s no respect in the city,” he sighed. Read more of this post

Hong Kong Ex-Minister Gets Suspended Sentence for Fraud

Hong Kong Ex-Minister Gets Suspended Sentence for Fraud

Hong Kong’s former development secretary Mak Chai-kwong received a suspended sentence for his role in defrauding the government of more than HK$700,000 ($90,249) of housing allowances during the 1980s. District Court Judge Johnny Chan gave Mak and former assistant director of the highway department Tsang King-man sentences of eight months each, suspended for two years. Mak and Tsang were convicted in June of concealing that they had an interest in apartments that they leased from each other’s wives in order to claim the allowances. Read more of this post

South Korea Sees Creativity as Key to Growth

August 8, 2013, 4:41 PM

South Korea Sees Creativity as Key to Growth

By Jaeyeon Woo

The South Korean government unveiled this week a set of long-term plans to foster creative talent, which the government considers one of the most important factors for the country’s future growth. The decision came amid the acknowledgement that the current education system is not conductive to producing out-of-box thinkers. “The government realized the education and hiring environment of today has its limitation in encouraging creative talents,” read a statement released by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Employment and Labor on Wednesday. Read more of this post

Monks to Lip-Jobs to Help S. Korea Lift Revenue for Welfare

Monks to Lip-Jobs to Help S. Korea Lift Revenue for Welfare

South Korea plans to tax monks and cosmetic surgery on lips, jaws and ears, as it digs for fresh revenue to cover rising social welfare costs.

The proposed changes would add a 4 percent levy on religious honorariums from 2015 and a 10 percent value-added tax on cosmetic surgeries from next year, the finance ministry said in a statement today in Sejong. The plans would also change tax-deduction rates on spending on medical and education expenses from next year, shifting the burden toward higher-income groups. Read more of this post

Pearson Said to Seek Up to $500 Million for Mergermarket which has $150 Million in sales with more than 500 journalists and analysts to offer financial news and information to clients including banks and hedge funds

Pearson Said to Seek Up to $500 Million for Mergermarket

Pearson Plc (PSON) is seeking as much as $500 million for its financial-information division Mergermarket Ltd., with first-round bids due by the end of September, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company sent information on the business to potential buyers last week, said two people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Private-equity firms including Warburg Pincus LLC are among the interested parties, the people said. Mergermarket posted about $150 million in sales last year, Pearson Chief Executive Officer John Fallon said at the company’s earnings meeting last month. The company, which has more than 500 journalists and analysts globally, was founded in 2000 to offer financial news and information to clients including banks and hedge funds, according to its website. Read more of this post

Scientists Solve DNA Puzzle of Cord Stem Cell Infection

Scientists Solve DNA Puzzle of Cord Stem Cell Infection

Researchers studying diseases with an unknown cause may have a new method to try, as scientists reverse engineered a new bacterium responsible for a syndrome discovered fewer than two years ago.

The quest began in 2011, after doctors reported a syndrome they called cord colitis in a small group of patients treated with umbilical cord stem cells for blood cancer and other hematologic diseases. Researchers at Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in Boston hypothesized that the new ailment, which responded to antibiotics, stemmed from a previously unknown infectious agent. Read more of this post

IBM Losing Favor Among Some CIOs

August 7, 2013, 6:39 PM ET

IBM Losing Favor Among Some CIOs

Clint Boulton

IBM Corp., once viewed as the strongest and most authoritative of technology vendors, is struggling to maintain its standing among customers in a quickly changing market. “Traditionally most CIOs would normally have gone for IBM because you didn’t get fired for hiring IBM,” said Yousuf Khan, CIO of Hult International Business School, which doesn’t use IBM technology. “It was solid, it had enough recognition, credibility and gravitas. You stuck with IBM because like other established players in the services space it was considered a safe bet.” CIOs don’t regard IBM as they once did, according to Mr. Khan. “When the negative news is happening at multiple levels … it will no doubt catch the attention of the CFO, the CEO, and the industry peers in general,” Mr. Khan said. Is that enough to compel CIOs to pause and think twice before they sign a deal with IBM? “Absolutely,” he says. Read more of this post

Huawei’s Smartphone-Like Network Switch to Challenge Cisco

Huawei’s Smartphone-Like Network Switch to Challenge Cisco

Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest phone-network equipment maker, will offer a new line of switches that can be upgraded like applications on a smartphone as the company steps up its challenge to Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) The new S12700 series of switches, programmable by software enabling four times faster updates than hardware-based switches, will be released globally in October, William Xu, head of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group, said in an interview in Beijing yesterday. Huawei is diversifying into smartphones and business-computing products and services as sales of its network equipment are blocked in the U.S. on security concerns. Cisco had a 58.8 percent share of the market for switches, which connect computer networks, in the first quarter compared with Huawei’s 2 percent, according to data from IDC and Bloomberg Industries. Xu said he expects the new gear to help boost Huawei’s share by 2 percentage points in a year. Developing hardware for a traditional switch takes about two years, while software can be written to upgrade the S12700 in about six months, Xu said. “This is like migrating from an old feature phone to a smartphone. With smartphones, applications can be upgraded by software.” Read more of this post

Race to Publish Shows Glaxo Zeal to Get Leg Up in China

Race to Publish Shows Glaxo Zeal to Get Leg Up in China

Liu Xuebin recalls working 12-hour shifts and most weekends for months, under pressure to announce research results that would distinguish his GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) lab in China as a force in multiple sclerosis research.

It paid off — for a while. Nature Medicine published findings about a potential new MS treatment approach in January 2010 and months later Liu was promoted to associate director of Glaxo’s global center for neuro-inflammation research in Shanghai. Two months ago, his career unraveled. An internal review found data in the paper was misrepresented. Liu, 45, who stands by the study, was suspended from duty on June 8 and quit two days later. Read more of this post

Fed Belongs to Everybody as Public Says It’s Our Money in Crisis

Fed Belongs to Everybody as Public Says It’s Our Money in Crisis

The unprecedented frenzy surrounding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s potential successor shows that Americans won’t let the central bank go back to its opaque and secretive ways.

The backlash that resulted from Bernanke’s bailouts during the financial crisis and his record expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet has pushed the central bank toward openness at the fastest pace in its 100-year history. His introduction of regular press conferences in 2011 is just one of his recent initiatives. Read more of this post

Rupee over 60: Why Indian currency weakness may be here to stay

Rupee over 60: Why Indian currency weakness may be here to stay

2:49am EDT

By Rafael Nam

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Welcome to the swinging 60s. As India’s rupee hits record lows, some investors see it headed towards the mid-60s against the dollar, a reflection of weak economic fundamentals and expectations the government will struggle to implement meaningful measures to reverse capital outflows. Domestic forwards markets, which reflect market expectations, see the rupee trading at around 65 to the dollar in a year, while offshore forward markets see it at 66. Pessimism remains even as the government is widely expected to announce steps soon to encourage more foreign inflows, including potentially raising debt abroad, after the Reserve Bank of India’s steps to drain cash from the financial system failed to prop up the currency.

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Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll

Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll

1:06am EDT

By Lindsay Dunsmuir

NEW YORK (Reuters) – About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. The figures highlight how segregated the United States remains in the wake of a debate on race sparked by last month’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of unarmed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. President Barack Obama weighed in after the verdict, calling for Americans to do some “soul searching” on whether they harbor racial prejudice. There are regions and groups where mixing with people of other races is more common, especially in the Hispanic community where only a tenth do not have friends of a different race. About half of Hispanics who have a spouse or partner are in a relationship with non-Hispanics, compared to one tenth of whites and blacks in relationships. Looking at a broader circle of acquaintances to include coworkers as well as friends and relatives, 30 percent of Americans are not mixing with others of a different race, the poll showed. Read more of this post

We Are All Going to Pension Hell

We Are All Going to Pension Hell

One of the most startling moments of the Detroit bankruptcy was when a judge stepped in to stay the bankruptcy at the behest of the city’s public sector unions…and then said that she was going to tell the president about this.

“It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy.”

Aquilina said she would make sure President Obama got a copy of her order.

“I know he’s watching this,” she said, predicting the president ultimately will have to take action to make sure existing pension commitments are honored.

Aside from turning President Obama into a quasi-mystical entity who is apparently sacred party to all transactions involving any government, anywhere, this was a veiled confession that she did not have the power to order what she was ordering. She could issue a piece of paper telling Detroit to protect its pensions, but that piece of paper would not give the city any more resources to pay them. It was a quixotic attempt to stop the unstoppable, to fix the unfixable. The only way her order made sense was if some outside force stepped in to provide the cash. Read more of this post

Malaysia Violent Crime Wave Escalates With Shootings, Car Blast

Malaysia Violent Crime Wave Escalates With Shootings, Car Blast

One man was executed at a traffic light, another shot four times by motorcycle assassins and a third had explosives detonated in his Jaguar car in separate incidents around Malaysia, the Star newspaper reported today. While gun ownership is restricted, public shootings have surged to almost one a day since July 26, according to data compiled by police. Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to boost resources for fighting violent crime and introduce additional legislation in parliament after AMMB Holdings Bhd. founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi was shot dead in a car park last week. Read more of this post

Secrets from an Inventor’s Notebook: Advice on Inventing Success – from the creator of SKYY Vodka, the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb, and scores of innovative products

Secrets from an Inventor’s Notebook: Advice on Inventing Success – from the creator of SKYY Vodka, the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb, and scores of innovative products Hardcover – Illustrated

by Maurice Kanbar  (Author) , Phil Baechler (Author)


When the fuzz from his sweater was pulled off by a brick wall he was leaning against, Maurice Kanbar had a brainstorm. Soon he had patented, produced and successfully promoted the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb, and made his first fortune at the age of twenty-two. In this engaging “master class” Kanbar’s real world hits and misses illustrate the concrete steps every inventor must follow to successfully take his product to market. Read more of this post

Should a business invest in growth, or save money for the next economic crisis? Lessons for small businesses from the bacteria living on wounds in France

Lessons for small businesses from the bacteria living on wounds in France

By Christopher Mims @mims 8 hours ago

Should a business invest in growth, or save money for the next economic crisis? In any given economic environment, is there one best strategy or is it ok to be doing something different than your competitors? And just how much power do business leaders have to predict the consequences of making one choice over another, especially as conditions change? These are among the most basic questions of microeconomics, and their mathematical answers—production possibility frontiers and opportunity costs—can be difficult to grasp in the abstract. But for the first time ever, scientists have demonstrated that the same tradeoffs faced by small businesses are also faced by bacteria, which solve the challenge of scarce resources in a way that matches what economists have long predicted for small business owners. Read more of this post

Building Middle-Manager Morale: Training sessions for middle managers tend to be part leadership lesson, part pep rally and part strategy session. Here’s a glimpse into how some companies do it

August 7, 2013, 7:17 p.m. ET

Building Middle-Manager Morale

Inspiring the Ranks With Trips, Computer Simulations, and Roller-Coaster Rides


It is 8 a.m. on a summer Friday and AT&T Inc. T +0.31% vice president Ken Fenoglio is trying to pump up a crowd of 400 at the convention center in downtown Dallas. “Who runs this company?” he asks. “We do, right here.” The men and women in the audience aren’t executives, nor are they on the front lines dealing with customers. They are in between: middle managers on the corporate ladder of a vast organization. And Mr. Fenoglio wants them to feel like that is a good thing. “You’re right in the middle,” he says. “You’re right where the action is.” Scenes like AT&T’s training session are becoming familiar at companies from telecom to health care to retail—especially those attempting rapid change. According to a study by research and consulting group Bersin by Deloitte, 50% of midlevel leaders received formal leadership development in 2012. The average spending per midlevel leader across the U.S. was $2,700 in 2012, up from $1,000 in 2009. The hope is that managers will attend talks and tackle problems, learn negotiation skills and become better leaders. And if managers walk away with a rosier view of their company, that is a plus. Read more of this post

Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell’s eight-figure, two-book deal underscores the continued appeal of major brand-name authors at a time when discovering new writers online and digitally remains difficult for consumer

August 6, 2013

Patricia Cornwell Leaves Publisher, Strikes Deal With William Morrow

Crime Novelist Strikes Eight-Figure Deal with Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers



Patricia Cornwell has struck an eight-figure deal with William Morrow. Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell has left her longtime publisher and struck an eight-figure, two-book deal for world English rights with William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The move underscores the continued appeal of major brand-name authors at a time when discovering new writers online and digitally remains difficult for consumers. Ms. Cornwell is best-known for her long-running series featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, but she has also written two other series, a nonfiction work about the identity of Jack the Ripper, and two cookbooks, including “Food to Die For.” Read more of this post

This Story Of A Wheelchair-Bound Woman Using Google Glass Will Move You To Tears

This Story Of A Wheelchair-Bound Woman Using Google Glass Will Move You To Tears

JULIE BORT AUG. 7, 2013, 7:50 PM 750 3

We hear a lot of stories about people using Google Glass, sometimes for awesome reasons and sometimes to the horror of their their friends and coworkers. But here’s one that really shows how the device can help someone. Alex Blaszczuk owns Glass as part of Google’s Explorer program, where Google allowed about 8,000 people to purchase the device at $1,500 a pop. Blaszczuk is a law student whose life was changed in the fall of 2011. She was on her way to a camping trip when a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down, unable to use her hands. Last month, Alex finally made it camping, helped in large part by the confidence she regained by using Glass. She shared her story and video of the trip taken with Glass. (Seriously, after watching this, we have tears in our eyes.) Congrats to Blaszczuk!

Cities in China brace for financial drought

Cities in China brace for financial drought

Staff Reporter


Many municipalities in China are feeling the squeeze on their finances, and it is not just because of the economic slowdown. A decrease in disposable funds, administrative approvals leading to lower fee income, transferred payments by the central government, as well as the maturity of municipal bonds has gotten their buttons close to popping. According to the country’s Ministry of Finance, in the first half this year the financial income of the central government inched up 1.5% year-on-year to 3.2 trillion yuan (US$523 billion). That of municipal governments reached 3.6 trillion yuan (US$588 billion), up 13.5%, but down by 0.9 percentage points from the growth rate during the same period last year. The central and western provinces fare worse than other municipalities. In the first half this year, the financial incomes of Guizhou, Hunan, and Jiangxi, for instance, advanced 18.5%, 16.2%, and 19% year-on-year, respectively, much lower than the growth rates of 36.36%, 29.1%, and 32.3% in the same period last year. Read more of this post

Asian Slowdown Hits Standard Chartered, HSBC; Weak Emerging-Market Growth Threatens to Bring Two of Europe’s Highest-Flying Banks Back Down to Earth

Updated August 6, 2013, 1:11 p.m. ET

Asian Slowdown Hits Standard Chartered, HSBC

Weak Emerging-Market Growth Threatens to Bring Two of Europe’s Highest-Flying Banks Back Down to Earth



LONDON—Asia’s economic slowdown is threatening to bring two of Europe’s highest-flying banks back down to earth. Standard Chartered PLC said Tuesday that net profit fell 24% in the first half of the year, as weakening growth in Asian markets and a $1 billion write-down at its South Korean business put a brake on earnings. The announcement came one day after HSBC HoldingsHSBA.LN -2.23% PLC said underlying profit before tax stagnated at its Asian-Pacific unit, which excludes Hong Kong, and warned it was bracing for slower growth in China. The jittery results underscore a nascent problem for the two U.K.-based banks, which both lean heavily on Asian economic growth to bolster their results and tout their substantial emerging-market presence to differentiate themselves from Europe’s crisis-hit banks. Read more of this post

Overseas online shopping booming in China

Overseas online shopping booming in China

Staff Reporter


Buying overseas products over the internet, dubbed “haitao” in China, has become an increasingly popular way to shop for Chinese consumers, reports the Chinese-language Guangzhou Daily. The country’s “haitao clan” is on the rise thanks to the growing value of the Chinese currency, the renminbi or the yuan, and improved online payment methods. So far, the top online shopping destination for Chinese consumers is the United States, which offers not only cheaper prices compared to domestic retailers and online stores, but also provides many more options in terms of websites and delivery companies. Read more of this post

Logitech’s UE Boom portable speaker: How on earth did they get something so big out of something so small?

UE Boom: like a bottle with a ship, only louder



Logitech’s Ultimate Ears UE Boom speakers . . . pack one in your luggage so you can listen to music in your hotel



Likes Great sound, dead simple to use

Dislikes Waterproof fabric cover isn’t interchangeable

Price $199

Ultimate Ears says it based the design of its portable speaker, the UE Boom, on a water bottle. When the device is switched off, it’s easy enough to believe that it’s some sort of a drinking bottle. The UE Boom, which boosts the sound of your mobile phone or tablet, turning it into a sort of boombox, is roughly the same size and weight as a 600ml water bottle, and weighs about the same. (For anyone keeping score, the UE Boom is 18 centimetres high, 6.5 centimetres in diameter, and weighs 538 grams. So it’s a shade under a 600ml bottle.) But start playing music through this device, and it’s entirely another sort of bottle that comes to mind: one of those old wine bottles with a miniature sailing ship in it, that leaves you wondering “How on earth did they manage to get something so big into something so small?” Read more of this post

Buffett’s Wells Fargo is trying to grow its relatively small credit-card business with an unusual strategy: appealing to its customers’ distaste for debt

Wells Fargo to offer credit cards that help cut consumer debt

By Peter Rudegeair

Filed Aug 5th, 2013

Wells Fargo & Co, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, is trying to grow its relatively small credit-card business with an unusual strategy: appealing to its customers’ distaste for debt. In 2007, Wells Fargo debuted the Home Rebate Card, which offers a 1 percent rebate that automatically goes toward paying down principal on a Wells Fargo home loan. In the coming months, the bank has plans to roll out cards that provide similar benefits to customers who have taken out student loans, auto loans and other types of consumer debt from the bank. “The real thing customers wanted was to pay down their mortgage,” Tom Wolfe, Wells Fargo’s executive vice president for consumer credit solutions, said in a recent interview. “That created a thought process where we asked, ‘Why don’t we offer that service for all our products?'” Read more of this post

Anti-malaria drug Lariam causes psychiatric symptoms like amnesia, hallucinations, aggression and paranoia and FDA required label to carry a “black box” warning

August 7, 2013

Crazy Pills



CHICAGO — ON Oct. 16, 2002, at 4 p.m., I walked out of my apartment in Secunderabad, India, leaving the door wide open, the lights on and my laptop humming. I don’t remember doing this. I know I did it because the building’s night watchman saw me leave. I woke up the next day in a train station four miles away, with no idea who I was or why I was in India. A policeman found me, and I ended up strapped down, hallucinating in a mental hospital for three days. The cause of this incident was drugs. And these drugs had been recommended to me by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I had been prescribed mefloquine hydrochloride, brand name Lariam, to protect myself from malaria while I was in India on a Fulbright fellowship. Since Lariam was approved in 1989, it has been clear that a small number of people who take it develop psychiatric symptoms like amnesiahallucinations, aggression and paranoia, or neurological problems like the loss of balance, dizziness or ringing in the ears. F. Hoffmann LaRoche, the pharmaceutical company that marketed the drug, said only about 1 in 10,000 people were estimated to experience the worst side effects. But in 2001, a randomized double-blind study done in the Netherlands was published, showing that 67 percent of people who took the drug experienced one or more adverse effects, and 6 percent had side effects so severe they required medical attention. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration finally acknowledged the severity of the neurological and psychiatric side effects and required that mefloquine’s label carry a “black box” warning of them. But this is too little, too late.

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Probiotics Fail to Foil Diarrhea in Setback for Gut-Taming Pills

Probiotics Fail to Foil Diarrhea in Setback for Gut-Taming Pills

A daily dose of probiotics failed to ward off diarrhea caused by antibiotics in a study of thousands of elderly patients that may deal a blow to the industry.

The study of 2,941 patients found little difference between the group of hospitalized people who, in addition to a course of antibiotics, were given strains of gut microbes known as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, and those who unknowingly took a placebo for the same 21-day period. The trial results, published in The Lancet today, run counter to findings from earlier tests, in which probiotics showed promise in reducing the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and infections with the bug Clostridium difficile, which can cause life-threatening bowel inflammation. Read more of this post

Family Gets Say on Immortal Cells That Led to 74,000 Studies

Family Gets Say on Immortal Cells That Led to 74,000 Studies

Descendants of Henrietta Lacks, a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without consent and used in 74,000 medical studies since the 1950s, will now have a say in how that genomic information will be applied.

Any scientist using National Institutes of Health funds to study the cells’ genome must apply to a panel of scientists and two of Lacks’s descendants for access to the data, according to research guidelines published in the journal Nature. Read more of this post

How the Numbers Stack Up in Global E-Publishing

How the Numbers Stack Up in Global E-Publishing

by Jasodhara Banerjee | Aug 6, 2013


The global publishing industry is set to grow. And ebooks, which are increasing their share in some of the largest markets, have a large role to play.

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