Jumping Genes, Fun Uncles, Fortress Defenses, AKA Shrimp Genomics

Snapping shrimp make plenty of noise, around 220 dB (play this video for a natural soundtrack to this post). They’ve also received a bunch of scientific attention. This is partly for their hard-to-miss chorus but it’s also because some species…

The importance of defining core concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology education

This is a guest post from our colleagues at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) have emerged as a distinctive scientific discipline that deals with the chemistry of living organisms and life at…