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CRISPR

September 14, 20211 min read

A few months ago, I heard an interview with one of the winners of the Nobel prize in Chemistry. Jennifer Doudna is credited with Emmanuelle Charpentier for the invention of Crispr, a revolutionary gene editing technology. Ms. Doudna said quite casually that they had been thinking about such a process and discussing options when things came together and Crispr was…

Mojo and the Loss Thereof

July 20, 2021

There are several definitions of “Mojo” depending on which resource you use. Personally, I like the Cambridge dictionary:        “a quality that attracts people to you and makes you successful and full of energy” Regardless the source many of us feel we have lost it, our mojo. It may not be a diagnosable illness but it is real and it affects everything. The loss of said mojo makes us tired…

Win or Lose It was ….

July 12, 2021

Exactly! It is amazing the investment we put into our sports teams whether they are playing in national or international events. I admit to zero athletic ability, less than zero if I’m honest but I flew into the air arms raised when Sid the Kid scored the golden goal at the Olympics. I cheered and cried ‘we won” as if…

Heat Wave or This Will Be the Death of Me

June 28, 2021

I am not a summer person. One of my least favorite activities is going to the beach. Right up there with root canal and mammograms although in both of those cases I am in an air-conditioned room so worse. The humidex is a measurement of torture designed to keep me in front of my fan all day. I don’t love…

George Carlin’s Stuff

June 14, 2021

I loved George Carlin. He was so ahead of his time in his comedy and yes, I know I’m dating myself but happy to be here! Carlin had a whole bit on “Stuff” that resonated with me and probably influenced the way I live. I don’t have a lot of stuff and if I am in someone’s home where there…