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Ben Liebeskind
Postdoc at UT Austin. Interests include molecular evolution, systems and synthetic biology, fiddle, and speculative etymology. Father of daughters.
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Ben Liebeskind 2h
Replying to @clairemcwhite
We clearly forgot to propitiate some god
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Michael Levin 3h
New journal announced, : Should be very interesting, a center of gravity for publications in our field.
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Ben Liebeskind 3h
Replying to @joelmcglothlin
Sorry Joel, that's rough.
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 15
Replying to @WrightingApril
On a different note, you could have them do a Needleman-Wunsch alignment by hand to illustrate the underlying dynamic programming algorithm. But maybe that's a class not lab exercise.
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bioRxiv Jan 12
Accurate detection of convergent substitutions
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Aashiq H Kachroo Jan 14
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 14
Replying to @TCleveland4Real
I get ya. My current feeling is it's the best answer as regards living things, at any rate
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 14
Replying to @TCleveland4Real
In this case, it looks like yes, the genes came before the viruses. There's another case where an endogenized retrovirus became essential to the host genome, the placenta:
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Julia Galef Jan 12
Most countries' words for tea are variations on either (1) "tea" or (2) "cha" That's how you can tell if they got it via sea trading (from a coastal part of China calling it "te") or land trading (from a landlocked part of China calling it "cha")
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Replying to @PhyloPic
Done!
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Yes, thanks to
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Replying to @alaurenoconnell
You're gonna need a whole bunch of Trizol
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
brought these treasures to lab journal club. Absolutely amazing.
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Replying to @BenLiebeskind
Ophelia shows us how it's done
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Replying to @nrmeyerson
True, but I can't take credit for this particular nuttiness (<-- see what I did there?)
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Replying to @PhyloPic
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 12
Some serious biochemistry is about to go down in the Marcotte lab
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PhyloPic Jan 11
PUTTING OUT A CALL. Have you used PhyloPic silhouettes in a paper, poster, handout, etc.? Shoot me a link! Making a little compilation.
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Ben Liebeskind Jan 11
Wait, isn't the whole point that there should not be, and perhaps cannot be, only one Lord of the Rings?
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Jaime Huerta-Cepas Jan 11
Two more job offers: Research Technician to work in tools such as or (deadline very close), and Postdoc in metagenomics/phylogenomics. Also last weeks for applying to the the PhD INPhiNIT program! Stay tuned at:
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