Curious Tales from the History of Biology

How fundamental techniques and ideas were born

What’s Inside:

  • Dive into some flukes, epiphanies and weirdness of the evolution of biological research;
  • Find out how plasmids became embroiled in Soviet ideology during the Cold War;
  • Learn where the name “western blot” came from – and why shouldn’t it be capitalized, while the Southern blot should be;
  • Baffle your lab-mates with little-known bio-trivia.

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