Thursday, October 30, 2008


Teaching duties and lab duties collided today, so not a lot of free time to reflect on the political race. But, I did learn of a really, really neat website that Harvard is building. Go to this link and click on "The Inner Life of the Cell." What is remarkable about this movie -- and many, many more that I've seen in the class I'm TA'ing but apparently aren't ready for public distribution -- is that they aren't fanciful cartoons of what is going on in the cell but rather quite realistic depictions of how proteins, nucleic acids, membranes, etc. are going about their business. Every time I see stuff like this I'm blown away by the fact that we're alive.