We’ve posted several times before about the alignment between science and art, but usually it’s been visual art, not the written word. Of course, there’s lots of fantastic writing about stem cells and regenerative medicine that qualifies as science writing, but have you ever considered it as a subject for creative non-fiction or poetry? If so, you’re not alone — Tales From Within is a new publication courtesy of EuroStemCell that celebrates creative non-fiction — the entries in the 32-page booklet came from a contest they held earlier this year. Apparently, the discussion about science and art that ensued between panelists as part of the booklet’s launch was so inspiring that one audience member said he wanted to “eat their brains.” Oooh, zombies. We like those too.
Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.
As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)ccrm.ca.
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