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50 whys to look for genes: 26. Powerful tools

It is said that if one has a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  But it may also be said that if one has a hammer one finds unexpected uses for the concentrated force it provides (ranging from combining with an awl to make holes in one’s belt to creating a means of murder in who done it novels).  In the same spirit, technologies to identify DNA sequences can be played around with to expose unexpected uses. Continue reading

Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A bibliography

In a 2011 graduate course on “Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology,” students were asked to add an annotated reference or resource (=person, organization…) to the evolving googledocs bibliography each week.  (Annotations were to convey the article’s key points as well as its connection to the student’s own inquiries and interests.)  The result is as follows: Continue reading