Category Genetics

Ada Lovelace Day: let’s talk about Henrietta Lacks

Hi, everyone! It’s been pretty quiet here recently, as I’ve just started a new job, and I love it, but it also is taking most of my science energy. But I couldn’t skip today: today is Bad News Biology’s one-year “blogiversary” (blogaversary?) and another Ada Lovelace Day! Instead of focusing on a particular woman who […]

Happy birthday, Rosalind Franklin!

Did you see today’s Google doodle? That is both a question I wish to ask you, and the question I was asked – via Facebook – by a friend this morning, before I’d even eaten breakfast. It’s been an intense day, so this is a pretty quick entry for you all…but here’s what you need […]

Happy birthday, Gregor Mendel!

I’ve had stuff happening in my life that’s kept me from posting here, but I can’t fail to mention to you all that today, July 20, is the anniversary of the birth of Gregor Mendel, regarded as the founder of modern genetics. This is due to his 1865 paper on the mode of inheritance. In […]

Signal boost: Free evolutionary genetics class

It is my great honor and pleasure to be acquainted with Dr. Mohamed Noor, professor of evolutionary biology at Duke University. I met him when I was attending a conference at the end of my first year of my doctoral work, and have to admit that I was a little star-struck, because I’d been reading […]