Decoding movie about decoding DNA

The movie about BRCA1, a mutation in a gene, is about the emotion of dread. Annie Parker, the main character,  sees a recurring symbolic doorway, over and over, that is a visual Greek chorus reminding her of her mother’s death from cancer. Parker stands in for all of us. While the monster she fears early … Continue reading Decoding movie about decoding DNA

Pipettes in lab giveaway

There are people in Seattle who organized a lab-supply giveaway, no kidding, just for the sake of getting those beakers and pipettes to a better home. One small gesture, on one January afternoon, but it is emblematic of Seattle science. My scientist friends tell me this is not universal. When I interviewed Lee Hartwell, before … Continue reading Pipettes in lab giveaway