Stunningly bad news-like report on UC Davis neurosurgeons – bacteria in brain story

Well, if you are not keeping up the saga of the UC Davis neurosurgeons who injected bacteria into patients brains continues.

This week it was reported that the surgeons have (finally) stepped down from UC Davis Medical School: See the SacBee story for more detail.

Also I have been compiling information on the case here: #UCDavis neurosurgeons conducted experimental surgery w/o IRB approval.

And personally I am glad to see them go. That being said, it would be nice if news stories about the case were not too outrageous. This one from “NerdAlert” is particularly bad:

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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