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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 »

Bring your genes to your life insurance sales representative

Brad DeLong, professor of economics | August 29, 2010

Put me down as one of those who was puzzled when Dean Mark Schlissel said on “All Things Considered,” of the three genes to be tested in “bring your genes to Cal”: The Berkeley Daily Planet: [W]e purposefully chose three genes that are not disease associated… People who are lactose-intolerant are more likely to develop … Continue reading »