Rare Piebald Deer on Orcas Island (Washington State) September 4, 2007Posted by Sacha in Genetics, News, Science.
I had the good furtune to see a piebald deer while visiting the Spring Bay Inn on Orcas Island in Washington state a few weeks ago. Isn’t it pretty?
My father-in-law, a geneticist, says it is not a result of inbreeding, as one fellow inn guest had told me, but simply a genetic difference. I am having trouble finding reliable information on this variation. Does anyone have a scientifically sound source of information about it?
The end is near September 3, 2007Posted by Sacha in Blogging, Research, School.
No, I have not subscribed to a new apocalyptic cult, I have applied for graduation! Assuming I can complete six more classes in the next nine months, I will graduate in June. It’s been a long road, so it feels great to know I won’t be an undergrad all my life.
The reason I haven’t been blogging here lately is not for lack of things to talk about, but because I’ve had way too much going on. I went to North Carolina for a workshop at the Statistics and Applied Math Sciences Institute, received a scholarship to participate in the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics in Seattle and received a grant from NASA to continue my microRNA research this summer. These were all fantastic opportunities and I need to do some reflective blogging on them before I forget everything.