11 November 2008

RNA 'bestiary'

...in this graphic, which is part of an NYT package that includes articles on an 'identity crisis' for the gene, the promise and power of RNA and looking beyond 'gene'.

The third article quotes Evelyn Fox Keller:
the notion of the gene as the atom of biology is very mistaken...DNA is a far richer and more interesting molecule than we could have imagined when we first started studying it.

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