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Trackside Science

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Sep 26, 2018

Who knew?  Golly, they sounded so dignified and smart back then huh?

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Sep 22, 2018

Intrigue at the post Board of Health Meeting discussion: a dangerous virus is a-foot and Dr Salmon wants to kill 'em all.  Rob channels Rich Little and Jeff just tries to keep up.

1903 Journal of the Mass. Board of Health from Google Books here

Great history of the history of the outbreak I found after we recorded (

Sep 7, 2018

The Coming Plague catalyzes both of our decisions to go to graduate school.  We pull out our dissertations and compare sizes. Rob describes unstable sequences associated with colon cancers.  Jeff describes an adenovirus promoter. We were experts. #glorydays