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GenePaint Is My Latest Obsession

Wouldn’t it be great if there was some magical institution which mapped out the developmental expression of mouse genes, and then made it freely available on the internet? And wouldn’t it be cool if all that data was compiled in an easily-searchable database that was being constantly updated with new genes and new experimental data?…

As evidenced by the Tour de France’s continuing troubles with chemical and blood doping, many professional athletes (but by no means all) are willing to take drastic measures to get an “edge.” Blood doping involves strengthening a person’s endurance by a blood transfusion. The extra red blood cells increase the recipient’s ability to transport oxygen…