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Haiku Sequence


Genomics personalities get creative with their base pairs


GT asked readers

For haikus on genomics —

Thanks for the entries


In five-seven-five

Syllable structure (standard)

Here are the results

Genomics is God’s

adolescent form of her

kindergarten games

Lior Ma’ayan


A Human Blueprint:

Such a noble endeavor!

Yet such rivalry.

Howard Cash

Gene Codes

Decipher the code

Creation’s secrets unveil

Wrapped up in the genes

Noa Diwan


Genomic Landscapes 17

Gene deserts are vast

megabase introns abound

mRNA lost?

Lee Rowen

Institute for Systems Biology


High-throughput, cutting-edge claims,

Patents pending … Yuuuuuuck!!!

Robert Nussbaum

National Human Genome Research Institute

Complex transcriptome

Why have thou confounded me?

Try an Affy chip

Lillian Markind Bloch and Tarif Awad, Affymetrix, written on Mount Fuji


The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.