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I just noticed that there’s a workshop being offered from June 13th to June 18th, 2011, in Vancouver, Canada, that provides technical and hands-on training for “scientists and non-scientists interested in human cloning.” This course has a price tag of $1400 (does not include transportation, room and board) and apparently provides the following: “This professional…

@dnghub Twitter Feed Yesterday I noticed that the web was a buzzing over two things in particular. One being the news of Craig Venter’s work on a proof of principle example of producing a synthetic organism, and the other being the unveiling of London’s 2012 Olympic mascots. Venter’s work certainly is an achievement – particularly…

So, today 22 Grade 1′s and 2′s came to my lab. So what to do? What to do? That’s a lot of kids in a full on laboratory settng. I’ve written about this activity before, but here goes again. Thankfully, this is where ScienceBlogs rocks, since I had happened upon an awesome post by Janet…

I actually mentioned this video earlier, but you know, I don’t think I did the pitch justice. So… Basically a TEDx talk by Jennifer Gardy, who outlines just how freaking fast that H1N1 information has been obtained. And all because of the open source and open access nature of the research work. For example, when…

Science Scout twitter feed With Ben providing a nice substance abuse prelude, it seems like a good enough time to also explore other things related to death. Such as lethal doses – i.e. for things we scientists particularly indulge in (like coffee and alcohol and, yes – the free cookies at Departmental seminars). We’ll start…

Science Scout twitter feed Unicorns are great. Seriously. And here I’m going to sort of think out loud and think of them in a conventional biology sort of way. You know – have a little fun evolution wise. In many respects (except for the magical powers bit) I don’t think this is necessarily too hard…

Science Scout twitter feed Photo of a nice set of boobies we saw at the Natural History Museum from the SCQ So the question, of course, is “what exactly is up with birds and breasts?” And I’m not talking about white meat versus dark meat preferences.

Science scout twitter feed I’m doing a bit of research for book chapter, and one of the things I was looking into, was how much exactly would it take for a layman to set up a functional molecular biology lab. With respect to this query, there are a few things to keep in mind: 1.…

Just a quick note. I would appreciate any efforts and good words you have to pass on to your colleagues about our upcoming molecular techniques workshop (see below). As well, I’ve included a pdf of the workshops poster, perfect for posting up on your friendly neighborhood bulletin board. Also note that the revenues generated by…

Science scout twitter feed The reason why there were two ways of saying the element aluminum/aluminium has always been one of the those things that made me go “hmmm” But by the same token, it’s also always been one of those things that never stuck around in my consciousness long enough for me to look…