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If you’re in Seattle this week, and you’re not going to the zoo concert on Wednesday night, you might enjoy this lecture series from the UW Genome Sciences department. We missed the first two talks because of travel, but our college-age daughter and her friend persuaded us to go last Weds. and hear Debbie Nickerson…

Nodal point is hosting the eleventh issue of Bio::blogs with two special editions. The first special edition, at Bioinformatics Zen covers tips and tricks for bioinformatics. The second special edition is on personalized medicine and can be downloaded from here. Eye on DNA is hosting Gene Genie, a collection of posts about genetics and genes.…

My apologies

for our overly enthusiastic comment filter. Thankfully, a reader alerted me to the problem. I’ve gone through the spam bucket and you should see them now. My, answers though, may take a little more time.

tags: moon, lunar geology, NASA, astronomy, computer games, learning through computer games NASA researchers are learning how to design video games and they’re looking for high school students to help. They want students between the ages of 13-18 to play an online computer game about lunar geology and they want high school teachers to help…

Do you want to learn how to use some cool biotechnology and bioinformatics methods in your college or high school class? If you’re on the East coast, the best place to go is the Fralin Biotechnology Conference at Virignia Tech, July 18-21st. (Yes, it’s the same Virgina Tech, and that’s why I waited to post…

tags: moose, bioinformatics class, willows, plant genes PZ’s morning post about a bear killing a moose in someone’s yard (they do live in Alaska, after all), reminded me that it’s time to make an announcement about our upcoming course. No, no, no! We’re not going to kill any moose on the premises. We’re going to…

From NWABR: Would you like to integrate ethics into your science classroom, but aren’t sure which topics to address or teaching methods to use? Do you feel that ethics is important to include in science education, but feel uncomfortable with your own lack of background knowledge? Have you observed how students’ motivation to learn content…

It must be spring. Summer course announcements are popping up everywhere and this site is no exception. Last Friday, I posted an announcement about our summer bioinformatics course in Alaska, June 27-29th. This week, I have a couple more conferences to announce. Naturally, I’ll be at both of them, leading hands-on workshops for college and…

Registration has opened a bit late this year, but it’s always tricky when large programs change hands. The Chautauqua Short Course program for College Teachers is no different. In fact, as far as I know, we may still be waiting for the National Science Foundation to make a final decision on funding. Still, summer is…

Maybe a little squid told him that tomorrow is PZ’s birthday. Happy birthday PZ! The fish and I wish you 50 more!