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On June 1st, I’ll be hosting the next edition of Medicine 2.0, a carnival devoted to exploring the impacts of web 2.0 technologies on medicine and medical practice. All topics that consider the impacts of web 2.0 on medicine and healthcare are fair game. Are you talking with doctors about sexually transmitted diseases in Second…

Bill Gates, Eric Lander, Maynard Olson, Leena Peltonen, and George Church fielded questions last night at a fascinating panel discussion on personal genomics at the University of Washington. We were fortunate to be in the audience. I’ll share some of the questions and answers, in some cases shortened and paraphrased.

Things move off of our entry page pretty quick sometimes. If you missed this post from Bioephemera, go take a look. She has great pictures and a fascinating story about one Seattle’s favorite places.

Bora had an enjoyable post yesterday on obsolete lab skills. I can empathize because I have a pretty good collection of obsolete lab skills myself. These days I’m rarely (okay, never) called upon to do rocket immunoelectrophoresis, take blood from a rat’s tail, culture tumor cells in the anterior eye chamber of a frog, locate…

Long ago, I worked in a large lab that was divided into several small rooms. For part of that time, I shared one of the small rooms with a graduate student from Taiwan. She was a wonderful person who taught me that many cultural norms are not normal in other cultures. One moment stands out.

is coming home and flying into Seattle. I took these pictures with my phone (in Airplane Mode, of course). In the first shot, you get to see Mt. St. Helen’s and all the interesting geology around it. Can you tell which way the volcano blew? Mt. Rainier is in the background

Yesterday, I posted a memorial for Ron Mardigian, an enthusiastic champion of science education at Bio-Rad. Today, I scanned RPM’s blog and what do I see? A choir! Bio-Rad has produced a really funny music video. It reminds me of the music video from “We are the World,” except some members of the choir are…

From the original lolcats: moar funny pictures

Usually, I wait until the end of December to take care of holiday-related shopping and shipping. This year, I’ve resolved to do better. This year, I’m hoping to ship holiday gifts before Christmas. Fortunately, my SciBlings have come up with lots of great holiday recommendations to help you share science gifts with those you like…

One of the greatest shocks when I started working in industry was the realization that the peer-reviewed paper, the most valuable form of currency in the academic world, was valued so little.