Monday, January 28, 2008

Microbial Genes in the Human Genome

I think I might have sent you this link in an e-mail if you took the Biology colloquium last quarter, but I just realized it is well worth another look for our class because it considers the incorporation of microbial genes into the human genome.

In a bid to demystify the somewhat arcane style of scientific writing, the journal Science has selected a number of scientific articles from that journal and annotated them, illustrating how different parts of each article embody the scientific method. This is part of the 'Keystones of Science project'. The paper also has a nice pop-up glossary if you hold your mouse over any of the green terms.

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