Earlier this week, Jonathan Eisen posted on a topic that came as something of a surprise to GTO (and, it seems, to Eisen as well). Titled "Good week for biology in the Bush Administration," the post details the winners of the National Medals of Science, which included some names familiar to this community, such as Marvin Caruthers and Rita Colwell. Also, he notes that plant geneticist Nina Fedoroff is the new science advisor to Condi Rice.

 

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

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