Monthly Archives: August 2007

Flash forward

Pavel Pevzner has mastered the art of transforming cabbage into turnip. The key to this vegetable metamorphosis is a process in which a sequence of genes is spontaneously snipped out of a chromosome, flipped end-for-end, then spliced back into the … Continue reading

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My summer vacation

One of the drawbacks of not having a job is that you never get a vacation. Thus the only way I could get away this summer was to take an unpaid leave from blogging. Now I’m back, though—once again ungainfully … Continue reading

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