It’s February… the end of winter is in sight and with Valentine’s day approaching, romance is in the air in Mendel’s Garden.
In case you don’t know it, Mendel’s Garden is a delicious box of brain candy – a phenylethylamine-packed, monthly collection of blog articles on gene expression, development and evolutionary genetics. This month we have the pleasure of hosting it at Bitesize Bio.
Now, lets take a stroll and see what this love-filled edition of Mendel’s Garden has to offer.
Love is blind, but not according to GrrlScientist. She reports on some seriously steamy research showing that when blind (cave) fish get down to some hydridization in the lab, their offspring their regain both eyes and sight.
We all know that the best way to spend Valentine’s day is doing something you love, with someone you love. If you are still looking for a date, look no further than here at Bitesize Bio where Dan can introduce you to some top class models. See his series of posts on model organisms in biomedical research.
If you have a date thenhere are some suggestions on what you could get up to.
If the quickest route to your heart is via your stomach, then Mendel’s Garden has something special for you this month – a three course meal whipped up by three renowned chefs:
For the main course, a medley of vitamin A-enriched golden maize and wheat from Jeremy Cherfas at the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog. Great for preventing eye disease and, unlike it’s IP-restricted cousin, golden wheat – it’s open source technology.
And to finish, a GM sugar beet piefrom NJ Jaeger at IssueTalk. A favorite amongst politicians, but like all GM foods, this dish is not recommended by Chef Jaeger.
If retail therapy is your love, you could splash out at the upcoming Great “Gene” Sale. Soon you may be able to treat yourself to some new genes to cure your male pattern baldness or change your mousey brown hair to blonde. But beware – according to the Brain Blogger, it’ll probably be just cleverly marketed junk.
Working with RNA? What fun! Those little, nearly indestructible RNases are everywhere – on your skin and mucous membranes, in the water and (some of the) enzymes you use, on lab surfaces, even in airborne microbes! Here are 10 ways to keep the RNases at bay, and keep your precious samples safe:
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