Cartoons: the Musical Genome…and hither vs. thither

Today’s themes: the music of the genome, and vesicular traffic…

And starting FRIDAY, don’t forget: daily cartoon updates with the Chromosomal Christmas Calendar!

1. There are musical masterpieces encoded in the genome – if you know how to read the notation system!

For those who can’t read the music – read the sequence aloud, and quickly…

2. Endocytic? Exocytic! I’m so confused…


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I am a science writer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, author of fiction and popular science books, an artist, and a professional musician who performs on the viola da gamba and Medieval and Renaissance stringed instruments. I edit manuscripts of all types and teach the full range of scientific communication skills. I am doing theoretical work in this subject - see for example

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