In this week's news roundup, Amy Nordrum, a science writer for the International Business Times
, talks about a British Medical Journal study
that reanalyzed the results of a 14-year-old study on the drug Paxil. The new BMJ
study found that the original researchers underreported certain side effects in young patients taking the drug.
Plus, in 2013 Mark Post, based in the Netherlands, made headlines for developing an “in vitro” hamburger that cost a whopping $325,000. (You can hear a Science Friday segment on this pricey patty here
.) But the future of factory-made meat that uses animal stem cells to produce beef, chicken, and maybe even woolly mammoth sausage could be much cheaper and commonplace in the future. Carolyn Mattick, who recently explored this topic in Slate
, joins Science Friday to talk about the good and bad of producing cultured meat.