On Radiohead, genetics, and bringing up children.
(This is the type of Father’s Day certificate you get when you’ve been playing too much Radiohead.) – – – Lately, I’ve been listening to a…Read article
Brilliant witty banners, a few of which would make great visuals for all sorts of different discussions.
You know, maybe for developmental biology/stem cell stuff (the whole marvelous thing about going from a single cell zygote to the fully formed little organism), or…Read article
Mix it up in 2012
It’s the first week of the year, first week of the term… A time of reflection and projection. A time to mix things up and try…Read article
UBC Science Grad students invent drug that cures everything.
I especially liked the bit where the folks from Vienna said that personalized medicine is where the “medicine makes you happy.” Anyway, if you liked this…Read article
DNA fingerprinting or (altogether now) the Polymerase Chain Reaction! (ASIC200 stuff)
(This material will not be on final exam – lab commentary info can be found here) First, a primer on the polymerase chain reaction (the lecture…Read article
(2009) What Synthetic Biology Can Do For You: Eric Ma
Name: Eric Ma Talk Title: “What Synthetic Biology Can Do For You” Notes: Faculty of Science, Integrated Sciences in Biochemistry, Cancer Biology andMicrobiology, 4th year Topic:Synthetic…Read article
Genetic Art – Featuring You!
I recently came across a website, DNA 11, whose catchphrase is There is Only One Original. They are, of course, referring to you your genetic make-up…Read article
TRUST IN THE NEW SCIENCES: Remaking the Human
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and the Situating Science Cluster for the Humanist and Social Studies of Science (Jeez, that’s a mouthful –…Read article
Saying hello to Carl Zimmer
Carl is currently in Vancouver, and he was gracious enough to come out for drinks with us last night. This was after a great talk he…Read article
Cool Research at UBC: Is Success Written in Your Genes?
By Sarah Andersen,
Of all the poems she wrote, few evoke Sylvia Plath’s own particular torturous reality as plainly as “The Disquieting Muses”. By the time it was written,…Read article