Have you heard about the recent study finding that DNA from humans and yeast remain strikingly similar, despite divergent evolution over the past billion years?
“It’s a beautiful demonstration of the common heritage of all living things — to be able to take DNA from a human and replace the matching DNA in a yeast cell and have it successfully support the life of the cell.” Edward Marcotte and Aashiq Kachroo led the way at the University of Texas at Austin in discovering that many yeast genes could be replaced with human genes, and the organisms would continue to function.
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How sweet it is to be finished with finals!
Congratulations on finishing the term.
Wishing all of you the very best in your next adventures.
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“I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.”
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“The holy life cannot work without joy.
It’s as if it were yeast in bread.
Without joy the holy life cannot rise to its full height.
So enjoy every moment and especially the effort.”
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Star Talk is back! The wonderful Neil Degrasse Tyson hosts
an hour that blends science with pop culture, entertainment, and more.
Check out an intriguing list of guests for the coming season:
The program airs on the National Geographic channel at 11pm ET,
starting tonight 4/20 with George Takei, who turns 78 years old today.
fyi Star Talk Radio podcasts are available at SiriusXM, iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.
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“You can tell world-class scientists from the run-of-the-mill investigators
by the speed with which they recognize that they are heading
into a blind alley. Blind alleys and garden paths heading nowhere
are the principal hazards in research.”
that if I see my friend and my enemy
in equal need,
I shall help them both equally.
that we seek
and find the stranger,
the broken, the prisoner
and comfort them
and offer them our help.”
Mechtild of Magdeburg