This time, it’s the honor of Scienceroll to host Mendel’s Garden, the blog carnival totally devoted to all the fields of genetics. I thought I couldn’t find enough articles as most of the bloggers were on their vacation. But I have to share 30(!) blogposts with you and as I would like to make it easier to go through all the submissions, I also present some funny videos on genetics. Enjoy and welcome in Mendel’s Garden!
Let’s listen to music while reading the articles! Mendel-rap?
- Trevor Covert at Epigenetics presents Epigenetic Natural Variation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
- Jonathan A. Eisen at The Tree of Life mentions Metagenomics Based Discovery Highlight: Novel Photosynthetic Organism Discovered.
- GrrlScientist at Living the Scientific Life has an interesting article on Samoan butterflies which evolve rapidly and avoid extinction. An extraordinary flux in the sex ratio for a butterfly species reveals how rapidly a species can evolve and thereby avoid extinction.
- At Agrobisnis, you can read about the evolution of flowers.
- And just a little bit of genetics at Spluch: Tiger gives birth to twin cubs – one yellow and one white:
- Curious Cat shows us Evolution at Work with the Blue Moon Butterfly.
- Simon Greenhill at Henry leads us into the realm of archeology and evolution: Neolithic settlement of Europe, fractal network theory and hunter-gatherers, & rapid butterfly evolution.
- Intellectual property and biodiversity? David Bradley at Sciencebase examines this question: Intellectual genetics.
- CAD at VWXYNot? talks about two papers which contribute to the growing body of evidence that changes to gene expression are important drivers of evolutionary change.
- John Ryskamp presents SSRN-Paradox, Natural Mathematics, Relativity and Twentieth-Century Ideas by John Ryskamp posted at Social Science Research Network, saying, “Recent work in the history of set theory has raised the question whether Darwin and also Mendel, expressed their ideas in natural mathematics. “
- Penny at Genetics and Health has a great series on genetic tutorials. The first one is Tutorial 1: Genes and how they work.
- Larry Moran, our favourite biochem professor, at Sandwalk features The Story of DNA.
- Keith Robison at Omics! Omics! writes about restriction endonucleases.
- Alex Palazzo at The Daily Transcript describes nonsense-mediated decay in the post, mRNA in dendrites: this message will self-destruct in 10 seconds.
- Sandra Porter at Discovering Biology in a Digital World could hardly believe her eyes: parallel DNA.
- Last month’s host, Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA introduces Esther Dyson, Genome Enthusiast.
- Steve Murphy, the Gene Sherpa, shows us the Danger in Genetics.
- Blaine Bettinger, the Genetic Genealogist, tells us a lot about Autosomal Genetic Testing.
- Jason Bobe at The Personal Genome is in a great form. He proves it with his post on Richter Scale and Your Genomic Portfolio.
- Kristina Chew at Autism Vox (the best blog ever about autism) promotes the expression, Mutatis Mutandis: Genetic Mutations and Being at High Risk.
- Check out this heart-smothering video about a girl struggling with Down-syndrome. She is the cause of the joy of her mother.
- Jessica Palmer at Bioephemera asks the question, Genetics of autism: is it safe to marry an engineer?
- TR Gregory at Genomicron looks at junk DNA again: Junk and genomes in The Scientist.
- Albin Paul at the Microarray Blog would use microarray to detect mutations in largest Human Gene.
- Chris Patil presents Happy fat: Calorie restriction modulates adipocyte gene expression posted at Ouroboros.
- A new blogger, Ramūnas Janavičius at Cancer-Genetics.com proves his knowledge and enthusiasm by writing a detailed article about Gene-expression Profiling in Cancer | A Brief Review.
- If you’re interested in the social implications of evolutionary psychology, take a look at the Top Ten Tips for Women Who Lead Men from Alvaro Fernandez at SharpBrains.
- Omnome focuses on Cancer: A Mistep into Chaos Quicksand?
- Thomas Goetz at Epidemix checks out: What’s the Status of GINA? An Update.
- Eugenics and biopolitics? Don’t miss The new liberal eugenics? at Long Sunday!
I tried to interpret these genetic news and opinions like that, but there are other solutions as well. Which one would you prefer? Maybe this one?