Over at his Omics! Omics! website, blogger Keith Robison takes readers through the Gregor Mendel exhibit at Chicago's prestigious Field Museum. He gives the exhibit a thumbs-up, encouraging people to see it if possible. For the computational biology set, he notes: "One other point brought out by the exhibit: how Mendel was a pioneer of combining math with biology."

 

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