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.
You know those ridiculously priced and throw-away DNA mini, midi and maxi-prep columns? Well the good news is that you can actually re-use them if you are reasonably careful at regenerating them, with this simple and cheap method described in detail by Nagadenahalli B. Siddappa in Biotechniques in 2007. Apparently these columns can be reused […]
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