The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Tickets for Dalai Lama's talk at Stanford now available: The Dalai Lama will return to Stanford for a third visit this October. Tickets for the two-day event can be purchased here.
Stanford students discuss studying their own genotypes: A story published in the San Francisco Chronicle discusses students' experiences taking a new course offered by the School of Medicine where they had the opportunity to studying their own genotypes and use the data to understand the benefits and limitations of such testing.
Associated Press looks at iPad use at Stanford's medical school: An AP video looking at how college students, including those at the School of Medicine, are using iPads in the classroom.
Stanford researchers examine parasitic diseases using satellite data: Stanford geographers examining how and why humans alter their environment are gaining new insights into the relationship between land, humans and disease-carrying parasites such as ticks and mosquitoes.
Judge Lamberth's stem cell opinion is disappointingly bad: Hank Greely, JD, a Stanford law professor and an expert on legal and ethical issues surrounding the biosciences, offers his assessment of the Aug. 23 injunction that suspended federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.