1. seachange says

    Why does Wikipedia disagree with you and say Balbieri instead of Bridges. Did one get better PR?

  2. birgerjohansson says

    The University of Texas at Austin reports they have a fix for the habit of Crispr- CAS9 to sometimes insert a gene in the wrong place.
    The fix reduces the risk för error by a factor of 4000 without slowing down the process.
    If true, it might be feasible to start germ-line GM to remove genes for horrible hereditary diseases and genes associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Sorry för the OT post, but I thought the news was worth a shoutout.

  4. says

    Because I was focused on the graduates of Morgan’s Fly Room. Bridges published papers on the structure of polytene chromosomes, beyond just describing their existence.