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Identifying Sex in a Parrot

tags: birds, bird sex chromosomes, ZZ, ZW, parrots, sex identification, molecular biology Evolution of Avian and Mammalian sex chromosomes. Image: E.R.S. Roldan and Montserrat Gomendio “The Y chromosome as a battle ground for sexual selection” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 1999, 14:58-62. You all are probably curious to know what is happening with my birds…

This story reminds me of those days not so long ago when I was teaching molecular biology to a small group of motivated and talented high school sophomores and juniors. Basically, a group of high school biotechnology seniors from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California, were invited to participate in the international Genetically…

Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide

tags: book review, biotechnology, biomedicine, stem cells, ethics, Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide, Aaron Levine Would you drink milk from a cloned cow? Should we clone extinct or endangered species? Are we justified in using stem cells to develop cures? When will we clone the first human? Ever since Dolly the sheep was born, questions like…