Stanford Hospitals plans out-of-state clinical collaboration… Study shows topography of autistic brain… Biology prof. Virgina Walbot on corn versatility and growth… Stanford news from around the Web for September 5, 2011.
Between Easter’s religious reminders and a molecular evolution class overdose of population genetics, I shouldn’t have been surprised to wake up yesterday from an unsettling dream about taking my midterm exam on Noah’s Ark. The ocean was rising, Noah was hustling animals aboard, and I was battling asthma (thanks, furry animal allergies). But what bothered me most about all this wasn’t that I’d forgotten the formula for heterozygosity. It was that there were only two animals of every kind.
Genetics Prof. Carlos Bustamante has been named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow for his work in analyzing the patterns of DNA variation among populations to understand both evolutionary processes and the genetic basis of complex traits in humans, dogs, plants and pathogens.
Feel strangely compelled to buy a Prius? Marketing strategies may not be the only thing driving you to do so. It may be in your genes.
New trustees… Golden oldies… Genotypes, up close and personal… Women’s volleyball, Men’s swimming, football… Search funds… Daily alumni… Stanford news from around the Web for Monday, July 12, 2010.