Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

For anyone interested in learning more about DNA and genetics, I found a great little 5 chapter book online. The definitions are all in one place. The book has some great pictures (worth a thousand words). Best of all, it's free! Here's the website.


Understanding DNA reminds me so much of programming in Assembler Language (BAL) - the nitty gritty nuts and bolts that other programming languages are broken down into. That's a good thing. Of all the languages I used, BAL was the one I liked best.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The holidays are fast approaching like an out of control train ready to run me down. So last night at 4AM I was thinking about amino acids. What's wrong with this picture? (I'm working on a jellyfish article for a chemistry magazine if that explains anything).