"It is not currently possible to compute an organism from its genome, performing the transformation so efficiently executed by embryos, but two articles in this issue, by Gerstein et al. on page 1775 (1) and the modENCODE Consortium on page 1787 (2), bring this goal closer." (see full article, subscription not required FTW!)
One person's junk DNA is another persons treasure.
"Mashing up a multitude of cells in order to study them obliterates key differences between cells, researchers have come to realize. That's why more and more scientists are opting to take the measure of individual cells." (subscription required)
""For the first time, we have a complete archaeological picture of wine production dating back 6,100 years," said Gregory Areshian, co-director of the excavation and assistant director of UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology."
Cool. Codon usage modulates trasncription speed and subsequent post-translational modification. The paper.
Cool. Codon usage modulates trasncription speed and subsequent post-translational modification.
A simply amazing look back at ads from the earliest days of selling personal computers. [via @russb]