001 - Chimpanzee research, H5N1 avian flu, Western Blotting

In this episode we discuss the National Institutes of Health’s decision to halt funding for Chimpanzee research, the US government’s request for the journals Science and Nature to not publish the results of H5N1 avian flu research, we interview University of Nevada, Reno, PhD candidate Del Jackson regarding his actin/myosin research, we play a fun round of “tight genes”, and finally, we discuss our Technique of the Week...Western Blots