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If you have a little time, the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor will be presenting some really interesting workshops on neuroscience and genetics. The dates are: Nov. 5, 2009: Inside Cancer – workshop on teaching cancer; Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ Nov. 6, 2009: Genes To Cognition – workshop on teaching…

For the past few months, the shake-up that began with Next Generation DNA Sequencing has been forcing me to adjust to a whole new view of things going on inside of a cell. We’ve been learning things these past two years that are completely changing our understanding of the genome and how it works and…

What do the missing Romanov children, genetically engineered humans, financial risk taking, and poop have in common? You can read about all these topics from this month’s Gene Genie carnival at Mary Meets Dolly. Who would have thought that mutations could be so much fun?

I don’t know if any DIY biologists are looking for projects, but I think engineering yeast with a gene to detect heavy metals might be a good DIY biology project and I have some ideas for how to do this.

My garden at home is looking a bit bleak after all the snow, Mendel’s Garden is blooming wonderfully at Jeremy Cherfas’ blog Another Blasted Weblog. Jeremy has prepared a nice collection of perennial favorites. I especially like the story about pea breeding and, if you view the post, there are several interesting pictures of peas.…

You can find out. Blaine Bettinger, the Genetic Genealogist has a fun little quiz.

October is a month of darkness, mystery, and dread. Only one holiday brings joy in October and even then, October joy is distilled through fear and apprehension. In the early evenings the sun hurries home and once familiar objects loom ominously in the dark. Giant spiders appear out the fog, lurking on webs that span…

But I’m certain that you will find some interesting things.

If you haven’t, then hustle over to Mendel’s Garden for a wonderful story about the monk and his life as a scientist, check out Gene Genie for best drawing of Craig Venter that I’ve ever seen; and if you’re into computers, take a good long look at the lightning edition of Bio::blogs. I’ve visited them…

If you’ve read any of the many stories lately about Craig Venter or Jim Watson’s genome, you’ve probably seen a “SNP” appear somewhere. (If you haven’t read any of the stories, CNN has one here, and my fellow bloggers have posted several here, here, here, here, here, and here.) You may be wondering, and rightly…