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Should we get back to base-ics — A, C, G, and T?

Fyodor Urnov, associate adjunct professor, molecular and cell biology | September 17, 2010

Dear students, What is your first reaction to this:  Quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi? If you answered: “I don’t speak Latin, and neither do you, Professor” — you are correct. That said, this amusingly elitist phrase means: “there are certain things that only certain types of people – the gods, the kings, the rich … Continue reading »

Bring your genes to Brandeis

Brad DeLong, professor of economics | August 31, 2010

I was going to write another post about how increasing genetic knowledge ought to push us toward something like single-payer health care, but Bill Hoffman of the University of Minnesota reminds me that my friend Steve Cecchetti at Brandeis wrote it three years ago–and wrote it better than my draft post. So I am canning … Continue reading »

Thinking about personalized medicine, and the contribution of your own genes to your health

Jasper Rine, professor of genetics, genomics and development | July 13, 2010

To the 2010 entering class of the College of Letters and Science, welcome to the first official blog for the On the Same Page program and my first blog entry ever. By now you certainly are aware that the topic of this year’s program is Personalized Medicine. Whether you have chosen to provide a DNA … Continue reading »