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The UK personal genome project

The great science we can do on a relatively small island with such a high concentration of great science and great people!   100,000 UK volunteers invited to donate genome to science.

Kazuo Ishiguro: 59 and counting

Bit of a hero of mine. Anyone else? Goodreads | Quote of the Day for November 8, 2013.

Fancy a game of TaqMan?

Hot springs like this are one source of Thermus Aquaticus or ‘Taq’. Taq has an enzyme that replicates DNA…For that reason it’s been used to amplify DNA. Genetic finger printing? Was all done using Taq. But more recently scientists can now sequence the DNA, so it’s not the latest technique but it’s still used a…
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New Video: R.P.Marshall discusses writing Antisense

 

It’s all about the bugs!

Autoimmune diseases are largely unexplained but it make sense that this is the body confusing it’s own tissues with a bug its trying to get rid of, so this rings true. Not sure the solution is going to be as easy as a yoghurt  Gut Bacteria May Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis | Science/AAAS | News.

50 Years of the National Theatre

Time to go  back to the theatre. A fantastic evening. If you didn’t see it, go here! Just amazing. Pravda, History Boys. They should show each of the plays in full over the next year.

Antisense available now on Amazon!

I’m very pleased to announce that Antisense is now available through the Amazon website as a digital download for Kindle and in paperback. This is obviously a very exciting time, but also a good moment to thank everyone who has made this possible, particular my agent Lisa Eveleigh at Richford Becklow. Thanks, also, to The…
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