An innovative research technique developed in Adelaide pays off.
Published: SBS Life, 23/05/16
A story about epigenetics in the 2 May issue of The New Yorker has been sharply criticized for inaccurately describing how genes are regulated. The article by Siddhartha Mukherjee — a physician, cancer researcher and award-winning author at Columbia University in New York — examines how environmental factors can change the activity of genes without altering the DNA sequence. 101 more words
Alright, it’s been a while since my first follow up appointment with my functional medicine doctor and nutritionist. Like I said in my last post, the end of the school year is insane, especially for teachers tasked with organizing senior events (prom, graduation, etc). 665 more words
Fact: Goats spin spider’s webs.
OK, slight embellishment. Science can make goats that produce spider silk in their milk.
Obviously having a few goats minding their own business is better than having millions of spiders in a farm all viciously tearing each other’s heads off – which is exactly what happened during the initial efforts to mass-produce spider silk, since apparently spiders are highly territorial and don’t play well with others. 152 more words