Coding for Codons: Python Notes 2

Python programming notes from my Coursera classes. Part 2 contains information on variables, control flow, data structures, functions, modules, error handling and user input. Examples will be focused towards bioinformatics.

Neutering Insect-borne Pestilences using CRISPR

Insects, from time immemorial, have been a boon and bane for humanity. While some insects are needed for pollination, many insects have spread diseases in humans, plants and animals. By using CRISPR gene editing technique to alter insect genes and using the insects’ natural desire to propagate, dangerous insect populations can be controlled.

Reviewing “Genetics and Human Health”

The book by Faith Hickman Byrnie is one of the best structured books on genetics that I’ve read. Despite the fact that it was published in 1995, the book is one of the best introduction into the world of genetics for a middle schooler. The stories the author incorporated into the book to explain what genetics was, had an impact on me. The stories were not bland, but full of vivid detail and were more than compelling; it will keep you engaged.