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A Journey Through Genetics and Literature

The link to download Max and Sophie’s final project, an interactive journey through genetics and literature, can be found HERE.   Play safely.Filed under: Class Projects Tagged: Final, Game, genetics, Interactive, literature, project Continue reading

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Religion of the Crakers

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for Oryx and Crake More tha halfway through Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, we know little of what lead to the biological apocalypse, just somehow it was related to something Crake, formerly Glenn, did. What we do know is that Jimmy is left, watching over the Crakers, and serving as the priest of the […] Continue reading

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Modifications, Movie, and Message of Cloud Atlas

Warning: Some spoilers ahead of Cloud Atlas the Novel and Movie So over spring break I read David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and then after watched the movie, both because it was assigned for class and I spend a total of 12 hours on planes. And you know what, I genuinely found that the movie was satisfying, though […] Continue reading

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Mimicry, Misinterpretation, and Miscommunication: Let’s learn from the fuegans

Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle gives background and character to one of the most important discoveries of the modern scientific era. The diary gives a glimpse into Darwin’s mindset and biases as well as perception of his experiences. As I read through it, I couldn’t help but notice that an issue has persisted in the scientific […] Continue reading

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Soma: two parts fun, one part numb

I couldn’t help but think about the role of soma throughout the entire work and compare our current pharmaceutical trends in the 21st century. Huxley created the cure all of sadness, quelling the anxieties, fears, as well as the rebellious nature of man. Yes, it was sedating and repressive, but also pleasurable – so how […] Continue reading

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Just how close are we to building an airplane?

Now that we have the entire human genome sequenced, were only a few short experiments away from curing genetic diseases like Cystic Fibrosis and Tay-Sachs … right? With all the hype surrounding the Human Genome Project and its completion at the turn of the century, we must not lose sight of what this incredible accomplishment […] Continue reading

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