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Alexander Knoll
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So this is what happens when you work "in mutagens". Better not tell anyone what I do for a living then...
Last week  I trashed Dan Brown’s Inferno for its poor use of science in the plot. But I...
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Transgenic grapes? Not going to happen anytime soon. Due to the priority of "tradition" in winemaking, the barrier of entry is much higher.
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Life is rough for parasites. Say you're a tapeworm that only lives in the gut of one species of shark. You start out as an egg inside an adult tapeworm. Your parent releases you and a bunch of othe...
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This is not the black widow that bit me. The spider that bit me is now spinning webs in the sky. Or wherever dead spiders end up. Unlike dogs, I have a strong suspicion that they do not all go to heaven. I killed her. I didn’t do it on purpose, but she’s dead. We had a miscommunication about the ownership of a sleeping bag, and it got ugly. First for her, when I rolled over and squished her, and later for me. Before she went, she made sure ...
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Have you heard the one starting "A biologist watches a music video..."?
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Bob Carey hat sich vor Jahren aus Spaß im rosa Tutu abgelichtet. Mittlerweile ist daraus eine Serie geworden, die auch noch was gutes tut - Erlöse gehen an gemeinnützigen Einrichtungen, die Frauen mit Brustkrebs helfen und dessen Heilung erforschen.
Ich präsentiere: The Tutu Project!
http://www.thetutuproject.com/

(und hier noch ein paar Bilder mehr von Bob im Tutu)
http://www.dripbook.com/sites/bobcarey/23742/m/
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For $650, you will receive a special edition 20-by-24-inch signed tutu print, valued at $1200. You will also receive recognition on our Acknowledgements page and "social thanks" via Facebook and Twitter - we'll tell your friends how amazing you are! Select one of the images below to begin, ...
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Europa Report is finally available to watch, can't wait to get my hands and eyes on it!
We've praised the astounding beauty and raw realism inside the space thriller Europa Report for some time now. In a world where hard science fiction is traded for alien carnage and chase scenes, Europa is a rare creature, but how did it get that way? We spoke with screenwriter Philip Gelatt about the arduous research process that lead him to the creation of one of our favorite films of the summer.
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Our institute is looking for a PhD student in a EU-funded project to research meiotic recombination proteins in tomato plants. More information on the project and how to apply at our site!
http://www.botanik.kit.edu/molbio/911.php
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Nice idea! I'm wondering how this affects yield of tomatoes and potatoes, though.
 
#TomTato tomato and potato plant unveiled in UK

A plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes, called the TomTato, has been developed for the UK market.

Ipswich-based horticultural firm Thompson and Morgan said the hybrid plants were not genetically modified.

Similar plants have been created in the UK, but the firm said it was thought to be the first time they had been produced on a commercial scale.

Guy Barter, of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), said it was looking at the plant with "real interest".

Mr Barter said many of these plants - created by a technique known as grafting - had been created before but taste had previously been a problem.

Read full story here ➨ http://bbc.in/16sLtDI
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Culturally speaking, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a girl thing. Women get pap smears, looking for signs of HPV-related cervical cancer, as part of their regular health maintenance. When an HPV vaccine was developed, it was originally targeted at women, and women alone.
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Well... surprised, anyone?
Well, you can see for yourself. https://twitter.com/dvergano/status/351719675027140608  
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plant molecular biologist
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  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    biology, 2011 - present
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Plant molecular biology guy with interests in DNA repair, recombination and biotech. Evolution and bioinformatics. Also a science blogger, just in a sad state at the moment.
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  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    Biology (PhD), 2007 - 2011
  • University of Karlsruhe
    Biology (diploma), 2002 - 2007
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