I think those of us (yes, I’m looking in the mirror) who complain loudly when an article we want to read is trapped behind a pay wall have an obligation to call attention to our
Archives for November 2011
From the New York Times: Dr. Khorana used chemical synthesis to combine the letters into specific defined patterns, like UCUCUCUCU, from which he deduced that UCU encoded for serine and CUC encoded for leucine. His
In my book, I wrote: For decades, medical genetics has been criticized as a field akin to bird-watching, whose credo is “diagnose and adios.” That’s still true…and even the “diagnose” part is too often elusive.
Happy belated Nigel Tufnel Day…
Thanks again to the immortal Rebecca Skloot for the tweet chat! I thought I’d do it again by roping in another kick-ass nonfiction writer who’s looking at science and its place in the larger world.
Many many thanks to Django Haskins and his amazing band, The Old Ceremony. The cacophonous guitar solo stays!
This week the paperback edition of my book comes out. To coincide with that, I’m actually going to be present here and on Twitter in a more substantive way than usual (I know: color you
On Tuesday November 8 (don’t forget to vote!) at 3PM EST, I will be having a Twitter chat with the extraordinary Rebecca Skloot. In the event you’ve been on Alpha Centauri for the last two