Monthly Archives: February 2011

My genotyping results, plus a brief introduction to population genetics

My 23 and Me results finally came, and I’ve spent the little amount of free time I’ve had this week exploring the results. If you are unfamiliar, 23 and Me is a personal genotyping service. In short, I sent them … Continue reading

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This is what I did today:

My entire day consisted of making this figure: I spent the day learning what principle component analysis is, how to do it, and what type of analysis my data needs. Now I get to figure out what this means. I … Continue reading

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On the homunculus

  The two cortical projections of the human brain. Click to enlarge. (source) It occurred to me that perhaps I should explain the link between cortical projections and homunculi that I referenced at the very end of my last post. … Continue reading

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A brief post on teaching

I’ve had a lot of good teaching moments with my students lately. I think it is because we’re discussing the endocrine system this week (which is by far my favorite), but I’ve found myself going off on a lot of … Continue reading

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News flash: Gay women love The L Word and drugs.

I don’t know how I managed to miss the OkCupid blog’s post on gay vs. straight users. Maybe that was one of the many weeks last year where I was ill; who knows. Here are some (slightly modified) figures from … Continue reading

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