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Gene nomeclature: Humor vs reality check

Ken & Barbie. Sonic Hedgehog. Pokemon. Having a little fun when naming mutations and genes seems like a great idea to keep up the spirit when the hour gets late in the lab. But when basic science is applied, unexpected complications arise.…

Stefan Jansson: Improve your credibility! (Crastina Column, September 2019)

This Crastina Column by Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University, Sweden, initiates the theme ”Approaching the Disbelievers” at the crastina.org website. While driving to and from work the other day, I listened to two archived…

Science to Poetry and Back – a reflection by Ushashi Basu

More often than not, the words “science” and “poetry” in the same sentence are met with a look of disapproval. To the thought process among most, the convergence of these two vastly different fields seems rather unfathomable. And unfortunately,…