Sixty years of a DNA world view

by jeeg 6. May 2013 22:08
Over the last week, there have been several articles celebrating the passage of 60 years since James Watson and Francis Crick published their paper in Nature describing the double helical structure of the DNA molecule. It unleashed a genomic worldview and led to the central dogma of genetics and... [More]

New Study Implicates Environmental Factors in Autism

by jeeg 7. July 2011 23:29
A new study of twins suggests that environmental factors, including conditions in the womb, may be at least as important as genes in causing autism. The researchers did not say which environmental influences might be at work. But other experts said the new study, released online on Monday, m... [More]

Life Is Complicated: Systems Biology Untangles Old Mysteries

by jeeg 27. April 2011 21:50
For more than a century biologists made great strides in understanding the complex tapestry of life by tracing the smaller and shorter threads in its many patterns. This reductionist approach, which breaks complicated processes into their component parts to understand them better, has produced ext... [More]
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