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Fitting In

The new study, certainly not the last word on DNA, was published last week in The EMBO Journal. The music is Chopin’s Minute Waltz, the subject of another post.

This post was originally published on The Last Word on Nothing

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  1. Thomas Hayden
    February 26, 2012

    Ginny, this is stone cold awesome, only less cliched than that term of praise!

  2. skeptico
    February 28, 2012

    great job. if all science were presented graphically this well, there would be no creationists!

  3. Ralph Dratman
    May 20, 2013

    Cool! I didn’t know anything about how DNA is arranged in a chromosome. I only knew it was in there somewhere.

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