Tag archive for Department of Genetics and Biochemistry

Carbon’s magic carpet

If you set fire to this page, a flake of ash might rise and float away. That little smidgen of carbon, as black as the wing of a crow, is so fragile it crumples to dust when it lands in the palm of your hand.

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Genetics and the coat of many colors

The blue merle walks into the room, her long, luxurious coat following the geography of her body like contour lines on a hiking map. Everyone gazes at her, reaches to touch her, wants to be her friend.

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