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Archives for September, 2008

What Post(s) Should I Submit to Open Lab?

Every year, the best science blog posts are collected in a book, the Open Laboratory (here are the 2006 and 2007 editions). Last year’s edition included my cartoon, The Lab Fridge. It wasn’t my best post of the year, but it filled one of the niche categories published in the book. Bora has been soliciting…

How do you really feel, Dr. Wakeley?

I’m currently working my way through John Wakeley’s book on Coalescent Theory. (The website has a few pre-publication chapters if you want to take a peek.) In his introductory chapter, Wakeley introduces the concept of gene genealogies. He’s careful to point out that, unlike the phylogenies we construct using inter-specific data, we don’t actually use…