Turned up to eleven: Fair and Balanced

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

I haven't posted today, I have been busy with a sick 2 year old. One thing worth pointing to is a great article by Ron Bailey on Reason, taking down a very strange perspective from a biologist/activist named (bizarrely) Barry Commoner, who apparently doesn't understand even the basics of eukaryotic genetics (I work with bacteria, but even I know about splicing, exons and introns). He appears to be fighting a non-existent battle, but the article is inexplicably published in Harper's, a magazine that I have read with interest in the past. For anyone out there interested in a reasonably accessible explanation of human genetics, genomics, and proteomics, check this piece out.