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Natural volcanic CO2 seeps reveal future trajectories for host–microbial associations in corals and sponges

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are rapidly rising causing an increase in the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) in the ocean and a reduction in pH known as ocean acidification (OA). 263 more words


The incredible information economy of frameshifting

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Molecular Biology

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The synthesis of a complementary DNA/cDNA strand by enzymatic polymerization of deoxynucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs) is the basic principle of DNA amplification, sequencing and cDNA synthesis techniques such as PCR, real-time PCR and reverse transcription. 265 more words

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Lithium: Wonder Drug? Part II

Note from the author: This post is dedicated to my biology nerds out there.  If you follow my Gene-of-the-Week posts (and you should because they’re the weirdest), you know that I often get lost in the cellular and molecular details of life, and it’s totally overwhelming.   2,749 more words


Clueless scientist asks a very dangerous question

Note: Congressional hearings on the US Ebola efforts are going on right now with representatives from CDC, NIH, BARDA, FDA and others.  You can watch it here… 925 more words


How World War II set the stage for molecular biology in Britain

The emergence and eventual blooming of molecular biology in Britain has its roots firmly entwined in the World War II scientific effort. There, scientists had been key to Allied victory. 720 more words

From Ahmadinejad to Zona (Pellucida) - my custom Microsoft Word dictionary

Judging by the noise my computer makes when turning on, it is not much longer for this world. My eMachines (lol) has been pretty hilariously run down for a while now, and I’ve been slowly backing up everything I need to keep. 573 more words