Monthly Archives: February 2016

Decoding the Dark Matter of the Human Genome

First appeared on my Huffington Post blog on February 15, 2016.  In 1994, researchers from Harvard and Stanford published a paper in which they described three mice: one was yellow and fat, one mottled and fat, and the last one was brown and lean. An ordinary image, except for one thing: despite being so different, […]

The Zika outbreak: a wake-up call about climate change?

People are still talking about the Ebola virus and its deadly outbreak in West Africa, and now a new virus is making the headlines: mostly innocuous and fairly unknown until a few weeks ago, the Zika virus is suddenly dominating the news for its putative link with a congenital birth defect that causes babies to […]


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