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Don’t buy the ENCODE hype

Much has been made of the claim in one of the new ENCODE papers regarding the demise of the concept of “junkDNA” and the claim that 80% of the genome is “functional.” However, even members of the ENCODE consortium seem … Continue reading

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Pertinent – and timely – quote

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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Biology Major Anthony Sassi wins award for research poster presentation!

via Norwich Announcements: Anthony Sassi, a senior biology major from Norwich University conducting research with Prof. Natalia F. Blank, was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the third-annual Northest Undergraduate Research Development Symposium (NURDS). This National Science Foundation-supported conference promotes scientific … Continue reading

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BI 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Summer Session I

There are still several spots left in my Summer Session I (May 31-July 1) BI 215 A&P I class.  The schedule looks overwhelming – M-F, 8-12, however, that is to allow for flexibility, as I typically attend a meeting or … Continue reading

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