Posts about “genetics”

Genetic Memories

Have you ever heard of planarian worms? These little guys exhibit the remarkable ability to regenerate (like starfish) if you chop them into little pieces. That in itself is a pretty nifty trick, of course. But what really makes planarian worms seem like something out of science fiction is that — unlike starfish — they

Genetics and Evolution

… some wonderful comments on genetics and evolution from the USS Clueless …

Cats

I’m interested in learning how you feel about this: A company called Transgenic Pets is attempting to create genetically modified cats. These cats, “will be like any other cats except they will no longer have the protein that causes an allergic reaction in human beings.” BBC article NY Times article

Space Seeds

A geologist working for the Italian National Research Council and a professor of molecular biology at Naples University identified and brought back to life extraterrestrial microorganisms lodged inside 4.5 billion-year-old meteorites kept at Naples’ mineralogical museum. The bacteria, called “cryms” (for crystal microbes) by the researchers, remained dormant for billions of years and survived extreme

TechnoSphere

Cool3 TechnoSphere is a 3D model world inhabited by artificial lifeforms created by WWW users. There are thousands of creatures in the world all competing to survive. They eat, fight, mate and create offspring which evolve and adapt to their environment. When you make a creature it will email you to let you know what

BladeRunner

Director Ridley Scott took issues already noticeable in the 1980s, such as urban development, genetic engineering, and, of course, climate change, and took them to what he thought was their next logical stage. So what else did Blade Runner get right? link via Follow Me Here …

BioEngineering

I got into a bit of an odd conversation last night at dinner. This girl, we’ll call her Gretchen, was talking about the ramifications of genetically selecting your children. Somehow we started in on cell phones and biotechnology and such. I was saying that I will be the first in line for jacking myself into

What Is This?

davidgagne.net is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

bartender.live

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.

Hemingway

You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.