We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment:
Kill Switches – Scientists have designed “suicide switches” to ensure that lab-made organisms don’t go rogue
New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats – A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.
So much for the abominable snowman – Study finds that ‘yeti’ DNA belongs to bears
Want to challenge your science communication skills? Try writing a haiku!
(top photo courtesy of NPR – Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images)