Gleanings: genetic goofs & mutts, and where good ideas come from



The photo above isone of several posted by NeuroDojo, who has a lovely post on them.

Genetic Future ponders the 23andMe Oops-wrong-data event. Turns out it was a flipped tray.

"I'm frankly astonished that this was possible at an accredited genotyping facility - plate-flipping is an age-old problem, but trivial to prevent with good plate/machine design that only allows plates to be loaded in a single orientation."

Same source carried a good strong early account of this mix-up as well.

Genomeboy ponders a dog's life, as glimpsed through its genome.

Steven Berlin Johnson gives a peek at his new book, Where Good Ideas Come From.

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