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“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death,” said the famous physicist Albert Einstein—and one of the 150-plus Nobel Prize-winning scientists who has authored a feature article in Scientific American. If you feel inspired by Einstein’s drive for lifelong learning, you may like to know you have some support in the new [...]

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The Curious Wavefunction

ENCODE, Apple Maps and function: Why definitions matter

Remember that news-making ENCODE study with its claims that “80% of the genome is functional”? Remember how those claims were the starting point for a public relations disaster which pronounced (for the umpteenth time) the “death of junk DNA”? Even mainstream journalists bought into this misleading claim. I wrote a post on ENCODE where I [...]

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