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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

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.