Here’s what I’ve been reading around the blogs this week…
The Seven Stones blog had an insightful article contrasting the rise of human genetics with James Watson’s sad fall from grace. The article highlights some recent ground-breaking articles in human genetics.
Over at Gene expression Jason Malloy put forward an alternative viewpoint of the Watson furore, examining in great detail Watson’s right to put forward the scientificargument that all races do not necessarily have equal intelligence.
GMO Africa bemoaned the anti-GMO lobby’s tendency to ignore all evidence in favor of GMO’s.
Alan Cann at Microbiology Bytes focused on this weeks PNAS publication tracing the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the Americas.
I met a final year PhD student once, who told me a sad story. His supervisor had a plausible idea that exercise reduces the chances of developing bowel cancer. To test the hypothesis, the student made a transgenic mouse with an increased incidence of bowel cancer and got the mice to run (or not run) […]
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