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Archives for November, 2007

Two More Drosophila Genomes

The world of genomics is changing. It was initially about sequencing the genome a single representative individual from a particular species. Now, there’s a large focus on polymorphism — that is, sequencing multiple individuals from a single species to study the genomic variation in that species. That’s well under way in humans, with HapMap and…

The Turning of an Atheist

He’s not an atheist! He’s found god! This atheist is no more! He has ceased to be (an atheist)! He’s found god on his way to meet his maker! He’s a deist! Bereft of doubt, he thinks no more! If you hadn’t written his book for him, he’d be wandering around a nursing home dribbling…

Too Many Cultures

During my first semester of college I took an introductory chemistry class from a poet, playwright, and Nobel laureate — that’s all one guy, not three. His Nobel Prize is in chemistry, which made him more than qualified to teach us about acids, transition metals, and the other basics of chemistry. He also advocated a…