Bizarre statue/thing we found on the beach at CSH
1st Jun 2007, 08:26
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It's difficult to appreciate exactly how geeky Cold Spring Harbor actually is. This is a statue showing RNA being transcribed into a protein. The shiny blobs are meant to be ribosomes, and the gold thing at the end is the finished protein.
29th May 2007, 17:31
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Some of the art around Cold Spring Harbor
27th May 2007, 21:50
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I was at Cold Spring Harbor labs for a conference on telomeres. Telomeres are these structures that make up the end of the chromosomes, and in many commonly studied organisms have the sequence TTGGGG (it's TTAGGG in humans). One of the scientists takes his job a litle too seriously methinks.
Also, did anyone else read that as "Maryland; Treasure the cheapskate"?
27th May 2007, 21:48
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