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Ruminations on Rapid Tests

23 Dec 2021

To test or not to test, that is the question, to steal a line from Shakespeare. Actually, when to test is a more important query because there is no doubt that appropriate testing of the population...

The Man Who Photocopied DNA and Also Saw a Talking Fluorescent Raccoon

15 Aug 2019

It may be surprising to learn that the credited inventor of the most important workhorse in molecular biology—the polymerase chain reaction or PCR—once claimed he had seen a talking fluorescent...

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