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Following up on my recent post about The Nature of Scientific Observation, I left two-thirds of Chalmersâ€™ book What is This Thing Called Science untouched, including discussions on Bayesâ€™ theorem and the New Experimentalism.
Once again, we bring together the best of this weeks posts from around the science blogosphere for your delectation. This week: Stress-sensing bacteria, mad biologists and how beer could seriously affect your publication rate. Phages see the light. At Small Things Considered, Merry writes on an ingenious mechanism used by cyanophages when infecting their photosynthetic [...]
The humble plasmid. We now know it so well, but as little as 60 years ago the field of extra-chromosomal heredity was decidedly murky. Not only was it the subject of great debate, conflict and friction within the scientific community, it was even used as a politico-religious tool during the Cold War! The origin of [...]
Epigenetics is the most rapidly expanding field in biology. In the second article in this series, I discussed which experimental techniques have been crucial in gaining insight into epigenetic processes. I will now shed light on what those and other methods have taught us. As described in the first article, it has been long understood [...]