Sunday, July 15, 2018
The problems are in physics, too!
W e write in MT mainly about genetics and how it is used, misused, perceived, and applied these days. That has been our own profession, and...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thinking about science upon entering the field. Part III: Ethics and Responsibilities
H ere is the third of a four-part series of posts by Tristan Cofer, a graduate student in chemical ecology here at Penn State. He has been ...
A new biomedical insight?
H ere is a thoughtful and timely quote: ". . . . as no single disease can be fully understood in a living person; for every living pe...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Are common diseases generally caused by 'common' variants?
T he funding mantra of genomewide mapping is that common variants cause common disease (CV-CD). This was convenient for HapMap and other as...
Sunday, May 6, 2018
"All of us" Who are 'us'?
S o the slogan du jour, All Of Us , is the name of a 1.4 billion dollar initiative being launched today by NIH Director Francis Collins. Th...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Gene mapping: More Monty Python than Monty Python
The gene for ...... (Monty Python) H ere's a link to a famous John Cleese (of Monty Python fame) sketch on gene mapping. We ask y...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Improving access to healthcare can usually make malaria go away
Drug resistant malaria has emerged in Southeast Asia several times in history and subsequently spread globally. When there are no other anti...
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