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Statins can inhibit many other cellular processes besides cholesterol synthesis such as coenzyme Q10 synthesis (involved in ATP energy production, pretty important, so it's no wonder there are side-effects). Hopefully the loss of patent will cause drug companies to find new drugs with less side effects (like the dual inhibitors discussed in basic research here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21903868, though that the molecules discussed don't seem realistic, but the approach is reasonable).
and obligatory http://xkcd.com/918/
"Professor John Ross, who vows to help find some grant funding to support Jake and his work " This we have to watch out for. Science funding can be difficult to get, especially in tough economic times, and hopefully this child isn't simply exploited to bring in money (or fame) for John Ross. Hopefully Robin Williams will help this kid out if necessary.
Opt out is BS, you should have to opt in... I wasn't interested in being a part of this but b/c I don't care about it, I'm apart of it. You should only be included if you care enough to take some sort of action.
Now of course conservatives aren't perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. But at least conservatives believe in the constitution, instead of glorifying the same old mistakes. At least conservatives look to a future where everyone is better off, instead of liberals who simply try to manipulate the power structure so that is favorable to them alone.
Disclaimer: I don't believe what I wrote, but it's using the same 'my side is always right' mentality that you used.
It's probably just a gene that when mutated is embryonic lethal. (bad joke)