Over at Flies & Bikes, GrumpyBob has a post on a perspectives piece from Sydney Brenner in the latest issue of Genetics. "This brief article ... presents an account of the origins of Caenorhabditis elegans research, by the beast's main man," the blogger writes. What he found most interesting was Brenner's view on how the culture of science has shifted in the last several decades. For one thing, Brenner writes, scientists back in the day spent much more time in discussions and social settings (such as morning coffee or afternoon tea); "it was only after dinner that the real work started and the lab then filled up with the owls," he says.
S. Brenner on C. elegans
Jul 03, 2009