Phosphate, Sugar, and a Ring or Two: A Recipe for Disaster (or DNA)
Science Education

Phosphate, Sugar, and a Ring or Two: A Recipe for Disaster (or DNA)

I have written about DNA before (regarding proteins and in the context of crime scene investigations). What I have not broached yet is the physical constitution of the DNA molecule. The media (appropriately) keep things simple when a news story involves genetic concepts by talking about “letters”. DNA is the “code of life” made up … Continue reading

The Interrogation of Mr. DNA, Part 1 of 3: Extraction
Science Education

The Interrogation of Mr. DNA, Part 1 of 3: Extraction

Your first perception as you enter the living room is the sound coming from the television. The character exchanges are intimate, from a movie you can’t quite place. The television set’s ever-changing glow stabs the room with occasional bluish bursts of light. Through the half-shut blinds, the pastoral glow of a full moon gently illuminates … Continue reading