SMBE 2014 Day 1

The Moses lab landed in Puerto Rico at 5am this morning and the day has already been packed with excitement. Sunburns, authentic Puerto Rican food, disappointing hotel apart, the day can be summarized by the following imagery: at 8pm, Taraneh Alex and Gavin are already bundled up like a cocoon …

Sean B. Carroll’s “Brave Genius”

There is an element of chance to the root of genius (Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951). This quote sums up Sean Carroll’s main point in his interesting new book “Brave Genius”. The book explores the achievements and friendship of two French Nobel laureates: Jacques Monod and Albert Camus. Both men were …