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Paul T Morrison
Works at ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Attended University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lives in ✔ Boston, MA
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  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Botany, 1974 - 1978
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    Ceramics, pottery
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society
  • Falmouth High School
    Falmouth, MA
  • Lawrence High School
    Falmouth, MA
  • Belzer Middle School
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
    Indianapolis, IN
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March 7
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MBCF , Polymerase, Luciferase , paultmorrison
Tinkerer, familiar with tools, DNA sequencers, mass spectrometers, chainsaws, pottery wheels, and carbon fiber.
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If you arrived here searching for stories about the Rubber Duck, start here with my articles in Good Morning Gloucester. If you are interested in what my day job is go to my MBCF lab website.
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35 years toiling at the molecular biology wet bench sequencing genes, cloning genes, over expressing the proteins then finding big expensive instruments that will do it faster. Part-time science writer on multiple sites and Rubber Duck chronicler on the biggest and best blog on the North Shore (of Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America), Good Morning Gloucester.
Scientist, Potter, embarrassing my children.
  • ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Principal Scientist, present
  • ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Director, Molecular Biology Core Facilities, present
  • ✔ Harvard Medical School
    Principal Associate in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, present
  • ✔ Paul T Morrison Biotechnology Consultants
    President, present
  • ✔ Harvard University
    Director, Molecular Biology and Genomics Core Facility, present
  • ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Associate Director Blais Proteomics Center, present
  • •Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole, •Grain Mill of Falmouth •Cap'n Kidd of Woods Hole,•Otis Air Force Base, Falmouth, •Sheraton Hotel of Falmouth, etc.
    •Dishwasher •freight car unloader •cashier •gopher •lab rat •nail puller •painter (of wood) •weed puller •catheter changer •electrode maker •electron microscopist •etc, 1972 - 1980
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✔ Boston, MA
✔ Rockport, MA - ✔ Wayland, MA - Indianapolis, IN - Amherst, MA - Woods Hole, MA - Gloucester, MA - Cambridge, MA - Watertown, MA - Brighton, MA - Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Tiloo Cay, Bahamas - Paris, France - Torrey, Utah - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - ✔ = denotes current, others I stayed at least a month.
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The Atlantic, another liberal bastion of common sense, siding with GMO? 

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Yes, it does agree with me! I am so sarcastic these days that when I leave all sarcasm out it confuses.

Yes, liberal media seems to be coming around. To me the Atlantic article seems balanced but what do I know. These days "fair and balanced" means that if one is going to argue with facts and consensus science one must also give complete and utter bullshit equal time.

The Atlantic article on the other hand is siding with data and science and actually calling the "just label it" crowd frauds! Even linking the word fraud to William Saletan's excellent takedown of the anti-GMO movement he wrote for Slate.

Pleasantly surprised, no sarcasm needed. Now if I could just get Bernie Sanders to read them. Bernie is an American politician running for President that makes complete sense on virtually all issues except GMOs and gun control. He's changing his tune a bit on gun control, GMO is next. A tough row to hoe since Bernie is from the 100% granola eating state of Vermont.
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I'm so sorry. Food Babe was right about GMOs.
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I like to use comic sans and Trump likes his weird hairdo. We all have our crosses to bear.
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Uganda is an emerging battle ground where anti-GMO activists try to scuttle introduction of a transgenic banana that could rescue the region's once prosperous
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Having just one primary banana strain also sucks. 
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Unofficially 34 DNF (Did Not Finish) Blackburn Challenge and some that did finish needed a little help. Jimmy T threw a double outrigger a line before they were kindling and hamburger on the barnacle coated granite of Halibut Point. The next point was…
Unofficially 34 DNF (Did Not Finish) Blackburn Challenge and some that did finish needed a little help. Jimmy T threw a double outrigger a line before they were kindling and hamburger on the barnac...
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True! I was expecting a , "I knew you were coming".
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This is mile 8 in an around the Cape 20 mile paddle. The worst is over. 59 boats DNF, did not finish. 
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You put the lime in the coconut you shake it all up. Don’t bother calling me in the morning. Rubber Duck book review in two weeks.
You put the lime in the coconut you shake it all up. Don't bother calling me in the morning. Rubber Duck book review in two weeks.
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Genetically modified rice makes more food, less greenhouse gas

When it comes to major anthropogenic sources of methane (an important greenhouse gas), livestock and leaky natural gas wells and pipelines might come to mind. However, rice cultivation is also among the largest sources. Microbes in wetlands, where water saturation leads to low-oxygen conditions, produce most of the world’s methane, and rice paddies are essentially human-controlled wetlands. Down in the warm muck of a rice paddy, the roots of the rice plant release some organic compounds, and they eventually die off and decay themselves, providing the food that microbes turn into methane. Researchers are working on ways to limit that methane production, but this will always be a secondary concern for farmers. Yields rule the day, especially as demand is growing. But a 2002 study hinted at a win-win: increase above-ground growth at the expense of below-ground growth, and yield goes up while methane production goes down. A great idea, but how to make it happen? A group of researchers led by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences researchers Jun Su, Changquan Hu, and Xia Yan have used a gene from barley to create a genetically modified rice plant that does just that.

#GMO #ClimateChange

A 50 percent boost in rice, with methane dropping by 90 percent.
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Yes and it will help add more people to the planet. From: Thanks I will never be lonely again.
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Rub broccoli on rats and they get cancer! DO NOT EAT IT, especially organic broccoli.
And just when you thought that hardly any food could beat the broccoli health benefits, you learn that actually, no, broccoli is bad for you. Don't eat it!
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Aberdeen is working on a potential cyanide antidote based on the sulfur-compounds in broccoli. 

Yeah, I did read after commenting. Funny stuff.
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#signsunday  is a thing? OK.
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No. It was my nickname in high school. Just ordered a sign for my backyard.
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European Science’s Great Leap Backward - The New Yorker

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The Quest for Myself

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Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.


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Green Groups Go To War On Scientific Reform In Europe

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Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV | The Scientist Magazine®

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.

An entire bacterial genome discovered inside that of a fruit fly

Bacteria have the ability to transfer genes to one another. Now, scientists have found that one species, Wolbachia, has managed to transfer

Leaving the Anti-Vaccine Movement - Voices For Vaccines

I can’t tell you how I became pro-vaccine without first telling you how I became anti-vaccine. When my oldest daughter was about four months

Genetically Engineered Bananas – Audiommunity with Pamela Ronald | Food ...

Bananas are delicious. Personally, my favorite consumption methods are in oatmeal or cereal, in smoothies, or just on their own (for the rec

Food wars | COSMOS magazine

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When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?

A conversation with the biogeneticist Eric S. Lander about how genetic advances are transforming medical treatment

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Amazing place. Rare photo of Seldom Seen with my daughter.
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Fresh fish, shrimp, clams, and all sorts of premade stuff like crab cakes (very tasty) shrimp cakes. Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Spice for the native shrimp, powdered Wasabi for the tuna and salmon that is so fresh just eat it raw on the ride home. This is across the street from the Cape Ann Brewery. Good combo is Fisherman's IPA with the native shrimp. You can get them with the heads on.
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These guys will bend over backwards to find you the part you need and their prices are cheaper than going over the bridge to the Apple Store.
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Bodin Historic Photo is an eclectic mix of fine art, fine crafts, fine doo-dads. If you are ever trying to get that one gift for the person who has everything you will find something at Bodin's. Old historic maps, historic photos that have been redone from the original glass negatives, beautifly framed. Even if you are a skeptic you'll walk out of there with a print of the Gloucester Sea Serpent. In the heart of the West End of Gloucester. Tons of cool shops and restaurants.
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Around 400 feet north on 103 on the right is the famous rock: "Chicken Farmer I still love you."
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The beers are top notch. The fish and chips, fisherman's platter, the haddock sandwich, they do one of the tastiest fried fish (usually haddock) around. You're in Gloucester and you're getting fresh fish.Rest of the menu is decent too I just gravitate to the fresh fish. They make their own fries and potato chips. Wicked. Gets loud when packed but service even when crowded is quick and friendly. Take out growlers. Bring the empties back! Great deal.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Washed dishes in the Kidd back in 1975. I remember twice when the bouncers kicked people out. One came back with his motorcycle to the end of the bar and back. the other must have been a tree surgeon as he brought back a chainsaw and cut the door down the middle. I'm sure the bar has changed since then. The food was OK. The after hours party was the best.
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