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Archives for June, 2006

Genomics and Evolution

Andy Clark has written a review of comparative evolutionary genomics for Trends in Ecology and Evolution. His review deals with identifying functional regions of the genome and inference of both positively and negatively selected sequences. Clark is one of the leaders in the field of evolutionary genetics (and now genomics), actively participating in the analysis…

More on Won for All

Another review of Michael Ashburner’s book Won for All is available on PLoS Biology. PZ Myers also wrote a review of the book, and the two pieces complement each other nicely.

Mendel’s Garden Reminder

Mendel’s Garden is a brand spanking new carnival devoted to all things genetic (classical, molecular, evolutionary, etc). The deadline to submit an entry for the first ever edition is Thursday, June 15 at 11:59 central time. If you have recently posted something on your blog about any area of genetics, please consider submitting it to…

Read this reply to Francis Collins on Pharyngula. Collins, one of the biggest movers and shakers behind the human genome project, is also Christian and very eager to tell the world about it. Now he’s written a book about his faith. Doc Myers takes Collins to task for the shaky ground upon which his faith…

Drink Up and Pee Freely

This one goes out to all the kids who don’t drink. By kids, of course, I mean our wonderful readers — spoken to in a condescending manner — not minors. I would never encourage minors to drink. That’s illegal, and everything that is illegal is bad. Real bad. A paper in the pipeline at Cancer…

For Paul Zed:

‘Dem fools is asking us this: “Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?” I guess “novelist” isn’t an acceptable answer as it’s not an “area of scientific research”. Well, that and I’ve never really wanted to write…

Mendel’s Garden

There’s a new blog carnival on the block, and it goes by the name Mendel’s Garden. As you can tell from the name, it’s all about genetics. If you have a recent genetics post that you would like to contribute to the first rendition, submit it by Thursday, June 15. Thanks to Paul Decelles at…

Mmmm, pi

Janet has tagged us with an irrational meme. Below the fold are 3.14159265 things about me.

What Holocaust?

As I write this, Mexico is about to kick off against Iran in Nuremberg. Yeah, that Nuremberg. And that Iran. Oh, the sweet, sweet irony coincidence.