Tiger Woods sleeps around. While Tiger Woods was sucking up media bandwidth like a California wildfire, scientists from ten countries announced that they have cracked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers – skin and lung.
Now, on a scale of one to ten, with 10 being a bit of information so exciting it would engorge all media and 1 being something so stupid nobody would believe it was news, how would you rate Tiger Woods and his wanderlust?
Scientists have begun to catalogue all of the genes that go wrong in many types of cancer. The UK took breast cancer, Japan the liver and India the mouth. China is studying stomach cancer and the U.S. is looking at cancers of the brain, ovary and pancreas. Scientists found the DNA code for melanoma, a skin cancer containing 30,000 errors or mutations. This is pretty fabulous research and it deserves at least as much attention as …yes, Tiger Woods sleeps around.
Maybe if we called it the Tiger Woods International Cancer Genome Consortium this breathtaking achievement would get more media attention.
Being a cynical brat though I’m sure that by the time any cures come our way they will have been patented by big Pharm and most of us wont be able to afford even the co-pay.
So. Back to Tiger LustWoods.