Cancer is difficult to treat because it mutates quickly and frequently, enabling cancer cells to develop resistance to many therapies. However, scientists and doctors can take advantage of the many mutations in cancer using a concept called synthetic lethality.
Most of your genome doesn’t code for proteins, but for viruses. Here we discuss their roles in controlling some basic aspects of human development.
We can use mathematical and computational techniques to analyze texts with unknown authorship to see if we can determine who wrote them. I present two simple examples of these techniques and use them to answer questions about the writings of William Shakespeare.
Octopus and squid are known for their sophisticated eyes, but recent studies show they may be able to sense light with their skin too.