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Biological NAND Gate: The future may be closer than we think

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Truth table of a NAND Gate. (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci213512,00.html)

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To TA or not to TA

As a graduate student and a TA, I have often looked at my non-TA peers and thought about how fantastic it would be to be in their shoes.  No more grading papers and no more long hours sounded fantastic.  A … Continue reading

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QOD: An alternative approach to multiple genome comparison

Mancheron et al. are attempting to re-work our current methods of genome comparison with their new program, QOD. The problems addressed by comparative genomics are annotating genes, inferring homology or orthology, and to reveal syntenic regions and rearrangement events; basically, … Continue reading

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Platypuses Are Cool

In 2008, Warren et al. published the genome of Glennie, a female platypus. Once thought to be a zoological joke, the platypus is one of 5 remaining monotremes. The platypus lays eggs and has no nipples but does produce milk that is sucked … Continue reading

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