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Nov 24, 2009

Commemorating the Anniversary of the Publication of “On the Origin of Species”

  • One hundred and fifty years ago today Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” hit bookstores in London. His tome forever changed our perceptions of how all living organisms are related to each other.

    Darwin’s further elaboration of evolutionary theory, an idea which already had been “in the air” for years, and his introduction of the concept of natural selection were the two key hallmarks of the “Origin of Species.”

    GEN wants to take this opportunity to remember not only how this great man revolutionized scientific thought but our view of life as well.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

Do you agree that ecstasy should be studied for its potential therapeutic benefits?

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