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Mary Mangan
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I've been fascinated with biology since spending summers at the beach engrossed by the tide pools. This led to degrees in Microbiology, Plant Cell Biology, and eventually a PhD in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Moving to computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics as those fields emerged, I find databases are the new tide pools for me. And new waves keep washing interesting things in.... For some publications, you can see my Google Scholar profile
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I defend science from crankery whenever I can. Science blogging at blog.openhelix.com and personalgenomics.us, as well as participating at many other blogs. Oh: and I'm probably more Neandertal than you are.
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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Microbiology and Immunology, 1983 - 1988
  • Mount Holyoke College
    Biology, 1988 - 1990
  • University of Rochester
    Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, 1990 - 1996
  • The Jackson Laboratory
    Bioinformatics, 1996 - 1998
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Very interested to see how this comes out.
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Wow, this sounds terrific. I wish them much success with this project. I can't imagine what it's like to have to live without shoes that fit, while walking everywhere and having to do chores and work in tough terrain.
VideoEarlier this year, the documentary, On the Way to School, won accolades on the festival circuit and drew a massive following -- a novelty for a documentary about children going to school. While it may seem like a mundane, everyday task, these were kids trekking across Patagonia, mountains in Morocco, [...]
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Wowsa. They turned down a donation from a bigot. They got twice as much on the first day of their fundraiser. #ForEVERYgirl

The girls scouts have been solid on #GMO science too. I am pleased to kick in for this for more than one reason.

Good job, hoomins.
"Girl Scouts is for every girl," said Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
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+Valdis Kletnieks yes, I am aware of that - I'm also aware that the Boy Scouts have had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to this point. The Girl Scouts were way ahead.

Hopefully the ban on gay leaders will also be lifted soon. 
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Interesting way to think about mutations that cause disease, but also evolutionary relationships.
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There's no excuse for this if they had access to vaccination. This is what happens from fearmongering--kids actually die.

#vaccineswork #vaccine  
Officials say a six-year-old boy who had been the first child to contract diphtheria in Spain in 29 years has died from the disease in a Barcelona hospital.
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very sad that a 6yr old dies when it was totally preventable.

The antivaxers had a point (for 5 mins), when the mercury additive has in the vaccines, but it was taken out. There is a much bigger correlation of autism and roundup pesticides/genetically modified crops than even the proven incorrect initial report tieing it to vaccines. ... yet they still insist on avoiding them the tough they have been instrumental in making many diseases something only your grandparents had seen .
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This was fun. You should try it.

No spoilers. In fact, I'm going to shut off comments so nobody ruins it.
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The NAR Web Server issue is out, and has some nifty new software tools, also some updates to existing resources. I always enjoy looking for new visualization tools.
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Snoopy dancing ensues.
Brown says in signing statement that "the science is clear."
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+David Erdman II first sentence: "Laws that force you to take chemicals". No.

More BS: "The one that proved that vaccinations are already working in California?"

Extreme bullshit: "today was a loss for poor people as well."

Please just stop digging and hide in bunker somewhere.

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Bacon. Edited.
Researchers hope the genetically engineered animals will speed past regulators.
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This pre-scheduled dance party may actually become epic....

I may have to walk over there.
Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather in front of Cambridge City Hall for this annual dance extravaganza. Celebrate summer with an evening of community and music. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are strongly encouraged to utilize the MBTA for transportation to the event. The section of Massachusetts Ave, betwee...
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I'll admit I was skeptical. But this Reddit exchange in the Science subreddit went much differently than I expected. A Monsanto scientist took questions from the crowd.

Moderators had pleaded for civility the day before. And promised to delete the uncivil stuff. I didn't think they could pull it off. But they did. Kudos.

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The issue with butterflies is loss of milkweed though. It has nothing to do with pollination.
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