Posts Tagged ‘carlzimmer’

Recreation Archives – Visit Guilford CT

August 15, 2020

A lot of trails can be found here, including Westwoods
at the Branford/Guilford border

http://www.visitguilfordct.com/todo-category/recreation/todo/trail-maps-of-guilford-ct/

NYTIMES How Coronavirus Mutates and Spreads

May 3, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/science/coronavirus-mutations.html

Most New York Coronavirus Cases Came From Europe, Genomes Show – The New York Times

April 9, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/science/new-york-coronavirus-cases-europe-genomes.html ]

Recreation Archives – Visit Guilford CT

October 21, 2019

A lot of trails can be found here, including Westwoods
at the Branford/Guilford border

http://www.visitguilfordct.com/todo-category/recreation/todo/trail-maps-of-guilford-ct/

Bufalina

October 14, 2019

https://www.bufalinact.com/

M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry – The New York Times

September 28, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/business/media/mit-media-lab-food-computer.html

Carl Zimmer To Speak At Bio-IT World, Tackle Heredity, Genes, And How Our Understanding Of The Two Is Changing – Bio-IT World

May 11, 2018

http://www.bio-itworld.com/2018/05/09/carl-zimmer-to-speak-at-bio-it-world-tackle-heredity-genes-and-how-our-understanding-of-the-two-is-changing.aspx

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“It was a huge amount of fun watching them take that raw data and put it through their own pipelines,” Zimmer told me, but he also felt uncomfortable pointing out discrepancies to the scientists he worked with. “I still remember, I was sitting down with Chris Mason at Weill Cornell. He and his students were so enthusiastically going through their findings with me… and they showed me, among other things, how many SNPs I had. Not too long beforehand I’d gone through the same experience with Mark Gerstein and his team at Yale, and their numbers for my SNPs were off by hundreds of thousands. … It was a little awkward with Chris, but I just said, ‘Hey, I got a very different number from Mark Gerstein,’ and Chris just shrugged and said, ‘Oh yeah, that happens.’”

It turns out, there’s a lot about our current understanding of our genes and how we pass them on that isn’t perfectly clear cut. “}}

Carl Zimmer’s tweets from the last class – for ref.

May 1, 2018

https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/989191766745272320

https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/989196672503812102

https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/989197056060284928

https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/989214467882934272

Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

October 28, 2017

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“Early on, the cells in an embryo can turn into any tissue. As these stem cells divide, they can lose this flexibility, committing to becoming one kind of cell or another. After that, cells typically shut down their viral genes.
Viral proteins appear to help keep stem cells from losing this potential. …
Viruses might have exploited embryos to make more copies of
themselves. By keeping their hosts as stem cells for longer, the viruses were able to invade more parts of the embryo’s body.” “}}

Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA, by @CarlZimmer
https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/10/04/science/ancient-viruses-dna-genome.html Nice #intuition on why they may promote the stem-cell state

Scientists are cracking the code of when genetic variants matter

April 2, 2017

Cracking the code of when #genetic variants matter, by @CarlZimmer https://www.StatNews.com/2016/08/17/genetic-variants-ex-ac-sequence/ Underscores need for realistic guidelines on risk