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Intelligence Squared Debate: Genetically Modified Foods

Despite spending the better part of my adult life performing fundamental research – an incredibly introverted experience – I’ve always known that communication is the key to any kind of personal or professional success.  Moreover, communication is central in promoting societal … Continue reading

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Combinatorial biosynthesis and bioprospecting: Where Pharma should be going

          In the last century, most drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were from natural sources or derived from compounds first isolated in nature, however in recent decades the proportion of approved … Continue reading

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Silent biochemical pathways

Playing off the last topic I wrote about, the screening hypothesis, I thought it would be interesting to focus on one of the methods through which this principle could manifest.  To refresh everyone’s memories the screening hypothesis is a theory … Continue reading

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