Author Archives: mikethemadbiologist

Why One Should Always Build Mass Transit When Offered: Georgetown, D.C. -under impression this isn’t the case for Boston’s Back Bay One of the bizarre things about D.C. (not Wor-Shing-Tun, but the District) is that Georgetown, is pretty isolated from the rest of the city even though it’s pretty high … Continue reading

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Links 11/20/14

Links for you. Science: Current data show no signal of Ebola virus adapting to humans Personhood Week: Conception Is a Process Bed Bugs Won’t Give You Chagas Disease (probably) In search of the starfish killer: the quest to save the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Even Thanksgiving Yet…

…but that’s not stopping people from putting up Christmas decorations. On 16th Street, Dupont Circle, D.C.: And on P Street, between 17th and 18th, Dupont Circle, D.C.: Gut Yontif?

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Finally, Someone Realizes There’s Money to Be Made in Microbial Genomics

Even though most genomics-related business ventures seem to focus on human-related issues, I’ve argued that using genome sequencing to do clinical microbiology is not a ‘niche’ or a minor market: On the other hand, microbial genomes are cheap, fast, and … Continue reading

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Links 11/19/14

Links for you. Science: Meet the Tiny Killer Causing Millions of Sea Stars to Waste Away Sometimes a Shirt is More Than Just a Shirt.. Fur seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behaviour. Specifically, trying … Continue reading

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A Mural of Our Town

Well, Logan Circle, D.C., anyway. Observed on 13th Street, between N and O: Panning to the right:

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The Norovirus Demagoguery Starts Here

In light of Republican efforts to stoke fear over Ebola, I have decided to become the Czar of All Ebolas. OK, not really. But I figure, if conservatives can use an imaginary, non-existent threat to affect policy and politics, then … Continue reading

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