Monday, November 13, 2006
Aristotle's Lantern Described
The Sea Urchin Genome Project, an effort to sequence the DNA of one of a very powerful laboratory organism is now complete. You can drown yourself silly in the tapestry of information if you wish. I'm still plugging through a lot of it, the bits on the cellular cytoskeleton and genes that govern its movement are of great interest to me, a project that almost became my thesis in grad school before I succumbed to the lure of proinflammatory molecules. Yes, it was weird.