The worn and weary phrase “There’s more fish in the sea” isn’t just cold solace for heartbroken saps, but for shark biologists, this means more discoveries…View More Meet the New Sharks of 2015
Genomics, Biodiversity, and Antarctica – three of my favourite things! For all you expedition junkies, these three things are exactly the focus of the 2013…View More “Icy Inverts” 2013 Cruise – Scientific Adventures in Antarctic Waters
Jenny Schmidt from U. Illinois and her co-authors have uncovered a fascinating nugget of biology of the whale shark in a recent (and Open Access…View More Who’s your daddy?
Everyone knows what DNA is–the genetic code, the building block of life, what catches the criminals in CSI. But do you know how scientists harness…View More The Ghetto Guide to Genetics
One of the defining decision points of life: Settle-down and make a living close to the familiar particulars of your birthplace or venture out to…View More Red Means Go: Coral, Color, and Climate Change
Dr. M’s article in Wired truly stirred something in me this morning. We need to put names on things. I’m a scientist who has always…View More Biodiversity crisis-a call to arms for scientists?
Editor’s Note: Genomic Repairman is a friend I’ve gotten to know through Twitter (@genrepair). He is a semi-cultured, good-natured graduate student in biomedical sciences who…View More Guest Post: Why cancer researchers think fish are cool
Remember Dr. M’s recent disturbing post about the quelling of independent science in the Gulf? I can now officially announce that my lab was one…View More Follow Dr. Bik to the Gulf!
A recent PLoS One paper by Birky and colleagues attempts to define species for asexual animals using the theoretical framework that has been developed by…View More ResearchBlogCast #11: A Population Genetics Species Concept?
Sometimes I find it really frustrating that all we ever talk about is species (granted, I am very guilty of this too). Is it new? …View More If I had my way, we’d just sequence everything