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Paul T Morrison
Works at ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Attended ✔ University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lives in ✔ Rockport, MA
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Mandy Leone Moffett on behalf of her son Mikey submitted three photos of "Squirrel With Plastic Horse Head". Contest rules here. Contest rules state that entries had to be photographed in March and...
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When being a nut causes damage in the world. Blindness and death.
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Now that even PCMag has selected the Apple Macintosh Operating System as Editor’s Choice, best OS for desktop and laptop the questions about how I do stuff on the Mac is increasing. But I am the worst person to ask. I’ve been using Macs since 1984 so my…
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My review of Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn back in 2001 back before there was a Google Plus.
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Not quite a tipping point but there seem to be more and more articles out there calling out the quackery, pseudo science and utter bullshit.

I love fresh food produced locally. What I don't like is it covered with bullshit and a lot of their bullshit is imported from China.
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Yeah, I'm noticing a change too. Agree it's probably not the tipping point. But seems the tide might be receding.
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Wow, what an unbelievable amount of boat stuff all in one place. If you put all these boats in the water the ocean level would rise at least a few inches. Cape Ann Marina has just way too much cool stuff going on. If you have not had breakfast at the Mile…
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Learn about GMOs, concern trolls, and how the internet works all in one shot.
So my ongoing irritation with a group I used to support--the +Union of Concerned Scientists --has resulted in a rant that has found a home.

And I'm letting the cat shred the last membership renewal letter which ironically arrived yesterday while I was writing it. They won't be getting my support anymore unless they rethink their plant science division.

Thanks to +Fourat Janabi for a space to vent.

On March 27th, the MIT Technology Review—an otherwise great resource on science and technology—published a bizarre diatribe on GMOs: Are GMOs Worth the Trouble by Doug Gurian-Sherman. I encourage y...
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To kick off my birthday, seven birthday cards I would have sent when I was four months old if the internet had existed.
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OK, now that you have looked at these squirrels the photo contest rules write themselves. 1) Photo must be taken in the month of March 2014 within Essex county. 2) All submissions become the property of GMG blah blah blah legal mumbo jumbo Joey can repost…
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Obviously the photo must contain a small woodland creature (or pet) with something weird stuck on their heads.
Somehow the word obvious frightens me. I could have gone the rest of my days and not even thought of doing this. 
Can we include The Walking Dead themes and have a knife, spear, rod, sword or club?   That would be a million laughs.
Obviously, I'm jealous at this clever idea.
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That nutbar with the Rubber Duck on Good Morning Gloucester did a review of Moby Duck back in 2011. Click:
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✔ 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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✔ Rockport, MA
✔ Wayland, MA - Indianapolis, IN - Amherst, MA - Woods Hole, MA - Gloucester, MA - ✔ Boston, MA - Cambridge, MA - Watertown, MA - Brighton, MA - Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Tiloo Cay, Bahamas - Paris, France - Torrey, Utah - ✔ = denotes current, others I stayed at least a month.
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✔ Tinkerer, familiar with tools, DNA sequencers, mass spectrometers, chainsaws, pottery wheels, xy
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To find the official Paul T Morrison go to the Harvard Directory.

This link lists all of my posts with the most "plussed" posts first. If you find them interesting, circle me.

This Link is my most clicked photos. Seems to have a lot of Rubber Ducks.

This Google Plus account is owned and operated by Paul T Morrison. The opinions expressed here may not reflect those of my university, institute, staff, colleagues, friends, family, dog, or the Rubber Duck.

If you want the official answer to your question or you want to send me your cv please contact me on LinkedIn or go directly to my primary lab website and click on PEOPLE top right.

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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. ✔ 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.
  • ✔ University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Botany, 1974 - 1978
  • ✔ University of Massachusetts Boston
  • ✔ Massachusetts College of Art
    Ceramics, pottery
  • ✔ Massachusetts Horticultural Society
  • Lawrence High School
    Falmouth, MA
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Food wars | COSMOS magazine

Modern agriculture is under attack. Critics blame it for polluting the planet, destroying forests and damaging human health. In its place th

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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

Mandatory GMO food labeling -- a subsidy for the organic food industry

In his 11/17/13 Boulder Daily Camera Guest Commentary, Craig Shiesley, vice president of White Wave Foods, argues for mandatory, national GM

Offsetting Behaviour: If it scares, it leads

I can't really blame the journalists. They're effectively in the infotainment business. And if punters are more likely to buy newspapers wit

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OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review

No longer an apex predator, OS X takes some time for introspection.

Rubber Duck

The life and times of a Rubber Duck who loves a certain seagull.

The Saddest Paragraph You'll Read About the Government Shutdown Today

With NIH furloughs, children with cancer are being turned away from clinical trials.

10 Siri Tricks To Help You Be Your Most Productive Self

Apple's sassy assistant Siri can be the biggest productivity booster ever. Dial up your patience for a few days, and try these easy tips. On

NASA Research --"A Major New Theory for Life's Origins"NASA Research --"...

"We have a sample of only one planet known to harbor life," says Nigel Goldenfeld who holds a Swanlund Endowed Chair and is a Professor of P

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating hi

Worried Sick

Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.

Gene Therapy Coming of Age?

Using lentiviral vectors to replace mutated genes in blood stem cells, scientists successfully treat two rare diseases apparently without ca

Is Grist Joining the Science-Based World on Biotechnology? : Collide-a-S...

If you want some insight into what set the stage for Lynas's turnabout on GMOs, read this Observer profile on him. The short version is that

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Having turn-by-turn directions on your iPhone is great, but it's still distracting to look down at your phone to see the route that's mapped

Horse Genome Is Oldest Ever Sequenced

By sequencing the genome of a 700,000-year-old horse, researchers have pushed back the time of DNA survival by almost an order of magnitude.

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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. Try this recipe:
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Around 400 feet north on 103 on the right is the famous rock: "Chicken Farmer I still love you."
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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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reviewed a year ago
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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reviewed 2 years ago
10 reviews
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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reviewed a year ago
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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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Extraordinary sandwiches and soups. Mushroom soup, the BLT, the Hot Pastrami. Then my favorite, the Cuban sandwich. Split this with a friend with a cup of soup. Ignore the grumpy tree hugging organic reviews here. This is real food.
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reviewed 3 years ago