We’ve reached the end of another week here on Bitesize Bio, so let’s close with the usual survey of what’s happening Around the Blogs. I’m not linking to too many posts (just five), and am instead trying to pick quality over quantity.
I hope you find them interesting.
Support Animal Research, Save Lives – Sandra discusses the injustices perpetrated at the hands of “animal rights’” terrorists, and links to a bunch of other great blogs discussing the same thing.
Motivating Students (and Motivating Women) to Pursue Science Careers – Commentary from PZ on an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education regarding how our culture keeps students out of science.
How to Blog, Get Tenure, and Prosper: A very useful engine – The latest installment in John Hawks’ series on blogging and tenure, including some great reasons for blogging.
PCR: Learning the Cheats – Less is More – Some very practical thoughts on planning your PCR stoichiometries.
New Understanding of Biology – Alex discusses a Nature article by Paul Nurse espousing the virtues of systems biology. I still think that, at least as Nurse put it, it’s a bunch of holistic nonsense. Alex takes it a bit more seriously, and argues more persuasively for it though, so go check it out.