Today was a lovely day. The weather was perfect, a good day in lab, a good run, a delicious veggie burger, a good beer. Life was pretty much perfect as I sat down in a mood to blog.
…and then I read this paper. And it was like this:
(You know, if only they could have told it to me in a GOOD way…)
There are some papers that you finish reading, and you think to yourself “yup, we’re all screwed”. I think I have to go find a heartwarming paper about curing cancer now to make myself feel better.
See, first first hand smoke came for your lungs. Then it came for your throat. Then SECOND hand smoke came for your lungs.
…and then they both came after your SPERM.
Marchetti, et al. “Sidestream tobacco smoke is a male germ cell mutagen” PNAS,
I suppose since this is about sperm it should be a Friday Weird Science, but it’s just too depressing…
Oh man, now I’m all down and no one will want to read it. I’ll try and be perky about it! HONEST! Bad news in a GOOD way!