In this week's round-up of bio-related blogs: The smell of the sea breeze, corporal punishment in the lab and a surprising side-dish that comes with your sushi.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside. Alan at Microbiology Bytes picks up on a Microbiology Today articles on the microbial genetic origins of that seaside tang.
A hard Knight. The Black Knight thinks that lab newbies just aren't scared enough these days.
Blood-line. Nobel Intent's John Timmer describes how Japanese scientists have managed to produce human red blood cells from embryonic stem cells.
United Colors of Biotech. Aminopop has a nice succinct description of green, red and white biotech, and a nice image to go with it.
Mad on Virophages. Mike the Mad Biologist highlights a Nature article on Virophages; viruses that prey on viruses.
Less is more. Jonathan at Working the Bench gives a good tip for anyone having PCR problems.
Do you love Sushi? Not anymore.