Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer is an award-winning science writer. He is a columnist for the New York Times and is the author of several books, including Parasite Rex, Soul Made Flesh, and A Planet of Viruses.




Tarlan Asadlihas quoted2 years ago
Fireflies carry a gene in their DNA for a protein called luciferin. The insects store luciferin in the cells in their tail
Tarlan Asadlihas quoted2 years ago
As unbroken lines of descent from noble ancestors became more important, leading families paid artists for visual propaganda.
Tarlan Asadlihas quotedlast year
To test this idea, Doudna and her colleagues tried to cut out a piece of DNA from a jellyfish gene. (The gene is a common tool for molecular biologists, because it makes a glowing protein that can light up a cell like a microscopic jack-o’-lantern.)
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