Friday, November 25, 2005

Comics where you least expect them

Nature, one of the world's top science journals, has a comic by Chuck Wadey and some MIT scientists explaining the basics of synthetic biology, a new branch of biology where cells and other small bits are coaxed to what we want them to do, like this week's invention of a way to take photographs with bacteria. You probably need a basic understanding of molecular biology to get through it. I found it very informative. From Pharyngula.