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20 Things You Didn’t Know About… 20 Things You Didn’t Know About… DNA

Interesting article on the evolution of the heart.

Reptilian heart development and the molecular basis of cardiac chamber evolution. Nature 461, 95-98 (3 September 2009). It also has some really nice photos. Enjoy!


John F. Rawlsa, Eve M. Mellgrena and Stephen L. Johnson1, a. How the Zebrafish Gets Its Stripes. Developmental Biology Volume 240, Issue 2, 15 December 2001, Pages 301-314. Kelsh RN, Schmid B, Eisen JS.  Genetic Analysis of Melanophore Development in Zebrafish Embryos. Developmental Biology Volume 225, Issue 2, 15 September 2000, Pages 277-293. Lee Y, […]

Discovery Channel Shark Week

Hello everybody I’m sure you all were glued to your TV’s every night this week like I was for shark week 😉 Ok maybe not. However, if you support the ban on shark finning to save sharks which in turn in saving the whole ocean please go to and sign the petition. Also, for […]

Shark Fining Truth

I know that we all take a lite attitude when talking about shark fin soup in the lab, but it really is a serious issue. After watching the documentary “Sharkwater” on, which is about shark fining, I was shocked. I am definitely changing my tone about being open minded to trying any new food […]