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Shades of Beige, and Other Tales

Several items from my reading pile have piqued my interest this week.  Here are a few quick paragraphs for each: Advertisements

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Sugar at Suppertime

Say “cat” to your average person on the street, and images of furry, purring, string-chasing pets should come to mind.  To a biologist, that same word may provoke this  question: “Do you mean the pet or the family?”  After all, … Continue reading

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Why Muller’s Ratchet?

In 1931, geneticist Hermann Joseph Muller gave a speech at a scientific conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. In his remarks, Dr. Muller proposed a theory to answer a long-standing and controversial question: why do so many organisms use sexual reproduction … Continue reading

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