Genome Sequence Paper Title Generator

So, you and several dozen totally essential collaborators have been hard at work sequencing the genome of a super important species, and you’re ready to write up your results. Between doing the same analyses as every other genome sequencing study and overselling the novelty and significance of your results, you probably don’t have time to […]


Critiques of ENCODE in peer-reviewed journals.

There has been lots of talk (including some in the media; see here and here and here) about the Graur et al. (2013) paper in GBE which was critical of ENCODE, much of it focusing on the tone of the paper. While the Graur et al. (2013) paper certainly doesn’t pull any punches in […]


Chromosome 2 (con)fusion.

Those wacky creationists are at it again. This time, they have a book out that purports to challenge the evidence for human evolution. I haven’t read it, but you can find a thorough review here. From all appearances, it isn’t any better than their previous treatment of junk DNA (reviewed in detail here).

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Uh oh, Larry won’t like this one.

Right in his own institution!

U of T researchers crack ‘splicing code,’ solve a mystery underlying biological complexity


Genetic horoscope.

An ad in the Toronto Star:

CTV Winnipeg has also reported on this.

At the business website, they suggest: DNA Disease Test can Indicate following Diseases:Heart Health, Antioxidation, Bone Health (Osteoporosis), Abdominal aneurysm, Alzheimer’s disease, Atrial fibrillation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriasis, Breast cancer, Celiac disease, Colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, Diabetes type 2, Glaucoma, Graves’ disease, […]